Projects

Together with our partners, TechnoServe is helping to grow strong markets that create opportunities for enterprising people in the developing world.

Impulsa Tu Empresa

Impulsa Tu Empresa aims to help more than 850 small and growing businesses boost their growth. Through mentoring and business training, the program aims to increase sales by $25 million and generate 750 new jobs in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Burkina Faso.

Enterprise Development

Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise

TechnoServe is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation to help rural young women and men in East Africa transition to economic independence. The Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) program delivers a comprehensive package of services including skills training, business development and mentoring to young people ages 18 to 30 in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

Enterprise Development

CBLD: Community-Based Livelihood Development (CBLD) For Women and Children in Swaziland

CBLD has three primary objectives: (1) to improve the livelihood capabilities and economic security of vulnerable households, particularly women and OVC caregivers within these households; (2) to protect and promote the rights of women and children; and (3) to strengthen the capacity and coordination of the government, communities and other organizations to protect and promote the social and economic well-being of women and children.

Enterprise Development

Swaziland Sugar Faclity (SSF) Program

The Swaziland Sugar Facility (SSF) program is a three year EU funded program aimed at improving the competitiveness of the sugar industry and improving the livelihoods of communities in 5 Chiefdom's within the project area.

Enterprise Development

Improving Smallholder Farmer Livelihoods in Madhya Pradesh

TechnoServe is working with five Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) in the districts of Guna, Narsinghpur, Vidisha, Sheopur and Dindori in Madhya Pradesh in the wheat and maize value chains, helping to build them into sustainable businesses that work to the benefit of their member farmers.

Enterprise Development

Tokafala: Building Strong Businesses in Botswana

As diamond reserves in Botswana dwindle, the country's entrepreneurs are playing an increasingly leading role in creating new jobs and diversifying the economy. Tokafala, an enterprise development program, is helping entrepreneurs develop the business, financial management and marketing skills they need to build successful and sustainable businesses.

Enterprise Development

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Mumbai

This program targets growth-constrained, women-led small and microenterprises, operating in the unorganized or informal sector in the Mumbai urban area.

Enterprise Development

Youth-Employability Program in Mumbai

TechnoServe India has initiated a Skills Training and Job Placement program in Mumbai to identify and bridge the gap between education and employment by training adolescents in the aforementioned age group in basic work-ethic skills.

Enterprise Development

Catalyzing Economic Growth in Mining Communities

TechnoServe is implementing two programs in Brazil with the global mining company Anglo American, taking a market systems approach to creating prosperity through enterprise development.

Enterprise Development

Social Enterprise Business Plan Competition

TechnoServe conducted Enrich Engage Enable, a business plan competition for social enterprises in five districts of northern Karnataka. From 79 contestants working in diverse industries, the program shortlisted 30 entrepreneurs, each of whom subsequently received 200 hours of business training and mentorship from established entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry leaders.

Enterprise Development

Girls’ Apprentice Program

A nine-month pilot project funded by the Forward Foundation aims to provide 30 vulnerable young women ages 18 to 24 with the necessary skills and resources to start their own businesses or obtain paid employment. The project will link these young women to successful businesswomen identified from the Women Mean Business program.

Enterprise Development

Empowering Urban Women Entrepreneurs

The Accelerating Urban Women Entrepreneurs in South African Metros (AUWESAM) program aims help support aspiring women and young entrepreneurs in metropolitan areas, create jobs and make efficient use of enterprise development funds.

Enterprise Development