Photo of the Week: Fruits of Labor

June 17, 2011

Mónica Jacinto holds a bottle of tamarind juice produced by her company, Kask'i. TechnoServe has helped Kask'i, owned by a group of 34 women in Guatemala's Mayan highlands, to improve its operations and reach new markets.

Mónica Jacinto holds a bottle of tamarind juice produced by her company, Kask'i. TechnoServe has helped Kask'i, owned by a group of 34 women in Guatemala's Mayan highlands, to improve its operations and reach new markets. The company's sales have risen by 60 percent since it began working with TechnoServe. The higher income has helped Mónica provide her children with better food, clothes and an education.

Read more about Mónica and Kask'i in our latest World newsletter.

 

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