TechnoServe's blog highlights the lessons and successes from our work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
Mobile technologies help coffee cooperatives access finance and create opportunities for farmers.
Smallholder farmers in the developing world face considerable challenges that keep many of them locked in poverty. Mobile technologies have the potential to transform the rural economy facing impoverished small farmers.
Cecilia Natike, 25, is the proud owner of a beauty salon in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. She opened her business in 2009 after participating in TechnoServe’s Young Entrepreneurs program, which equips adolescent girls in Nairobi's slums with the entrepreneurship skills and support they need to build successful businesses and transform their lives.
In Tanzania, TechnoServe is partnering with FrontlineSMS, an organization that uses mobile messaging technology to help non-governmental organizations communicate with groups of people in developing countries.
In just two years, Jemima Akusika Hansen has risen from a part-time data entry clerk to the head of human resources at a cashew factory in Ghana. Her progress demonstrates how the cashew industry can create new opportunities for thousands of women in West Africa.