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.
Byagatonda Emmanuel and his wife Murerehe Speciose live in a prime coffee-producing area in Rwanda, but for years they produced low-quality coffee in small quantities.
Pierre Ferrari, the president and CEO of Heifer International, recently shared a story about how the East Africa Dairy Development project is changing lives in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. The project, he writes, is a great example of collective impact, where each partner brings its own expertise to bear on the challenges at hand.
Jackeline Mukandori is a member of the Mizero coffee farmers cooperative in Rwanda’s Nyanza district. Here, she displays the health insurance cards that she bought for her family with income from coffee. The insurance helped her get treatment for her son when he contracted malaria.
Jean-Pierre attends a STRYDE session with his classmates in Rwanda’s Ruhango district. Across East Africa, TechnoServe and The MasterCard Foundation are working to help young people like Jean-Pierre transition to economic independence in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.
In Nicaragua, Iveth Juárez, a small business owner who processes and sells cereal to the local market, had attended seminars, workshops, courses and training sessions on accounting and finance. But at the end of each session, she always felt the same sense of confusion.