Photo of the Week: Blending Skills with Opportunity

October 28, 2011

Mónica Jacinto cools fruit juices produced by her women-owned enterprise, Kask'i.

Mónica Jacinto cools fruit juices produced by her company, Kask'i. Kask’i’s story began when Mónica joined an association of women from Guatemala’s San Lucas Tolimán region. Together, they started producing fruit juices in one of their homes using a donated blender.

TechnoServe helped Kask'i improve its operations and reach new markets. Since working with us, the company's sales have risen by 60 percent. Today, Mónica is better able to provide her children with food, clothes and an education.

Learn more about Mónica and Kask'i.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

Sweet Success: Growing Small Businesses in Mexico

Sweet Success: Growing Small Businesses in Mexico

Goldcorp and TechnoServe partnered to build the capacity of more than 300 entrepreneurs in rural Mexican communities.

The Value of Women’s Time in Ethiopia’s Forests

The Value of Women’s Time in Ethiopia’s Forests

With no maize mill available to them, women in a rural Ethiopian community opened their own mill and began providing a vital time-saving service to community members, freeing them up to participate in local economic activities.

Dreams Come True: Entrepreneurs Emerge in Chile

Dreams Come True: Entrepreneurs Emerge in Chile

Entrepreneurs learn the tools necessary to elevate their business and community.