Empowering people by giving them tools

The project

The Tool Power Project is our response to the immense waste of money and resources by NGOs and charities throughout the third world.

Tool Power has no administrative costs, no Toyota Landcruisers for the staff. Even if we had money we would not give money to people just tools so they can earn their own money.

A path between houses in Wailea Settlement

Whom we help

We help groups or individuals who want to help themselves to earn a living.

Most of the recipients are impoverished and without any support from
their governments or any aid agencies.

There are villages near Suva, a settlement in Mount Hagen, a women's
goup in Nauru.

What they have in common is people who need to get extra money for the basics e.g. paying their kids' bus fare to school, buying
shoes etc.

The sewing group at Wailoku Village near Suva


All our hire centres are now banking through micro-finance accounts.

Women are responsible for looking after the monies raised.

Recently there has been a strong demand for village secretarial services which we will set up on our next visit to Fiji in October.

What we do

In essence, we collect tools, recycled and new, which are unwanted in Australia and give them to communities and individuals who want them in the Western Pacific region.

One of our major initiatives is the setting up of Tool Power Project Village Hire Centres where people can hire tools and machines like axes, spades, hair cutting sets, wheelbarrows and brush cutters. For a very small fee, almost everyone has access to tools they need. The money collected is banked into a village micro-credit bank account. Money is saved for repairs and maintenance.

Tools and machines the we have collected go to communities in:-

Registered Charity

Tool Power Project is a registered charity in the state of Quensland, Australia.

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