The prevention or relief of poverty or financial hardship anywhere in the world by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals to be self-sufficient in particular by collecting, refurbishing and supplying used tools and equipment to those with a charitable need such as disability.
Practical Tools Initiative (PTI) is an organisation set up to collect, refurbish, and send used tools to deprived post-war communities for social and economic rehabilitation. The organisation aims to provide practical support to trained and skilled people in communities for income generation and self-reliance, and learning materials for schools. The organisation also collects mobility aid such as wheelchairs and crutches for disabled people and people who were amputated by the rebel during the 11 years civil war.
In the last twenty years Sub-Sahara Africa has undergone considerable transition in its social, economic and political life. Civil wars and pre and post-election violence have forced communities to live in fear, poor health, extreme poverty and destitution. Many skilled artisans and trained crafts men and women such as carpenters, tailors and masons have been displaced. Farmers have been forced to leave their homes and livelihoods. This displacement has caused serious overcrowding, unemployment, and crime in larger towns and cities especially in countries such as Sierra Leone and Liberia. Practical Tools Initiative (PTI) aims to reengage people through the provision of tools for income generation and community rehabilitation, provide learning materials for schools, and mobility aid for disabled people.