Photo of the Week: A Mother’s Commitment

May 06, 2011

Cecilia Kipinga and her family were once severely impoverished, but TechnoServe provided Cecilia the tools to help lift the Kipingas out of poverty.

Cecilia Kipinga and her family were once severely impoverished. In 2002, her oldest daughter needed an operation that cost the family their entire life savings and annual income. All business assets were sold to take care of her loved one.

But TechnoServe provided the tools to help Cecilia reestablish her business and increase the quality of her coffee. And by introducing her to new markets, her beans have led to higher incomes and a much better life for the Kapinga family.

Learn more about Cecilia.

 

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