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 small and growing businesses boost their growth through mentoring and business training. Since its launch in 2012, the program has increased the sales of over 1,000 businesses by $38 million and generated 1,400 new jobs in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Burkina Faso.

Small and Growing Businesses

Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise

TechnoServe is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation to help rural youth 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.

Small and Growing Businesses

Building Small Businesses in Concepción

In partnership with the National Service for Technical Cooperation of the Ministry of Economy (SERCOTEC), TechnoServe is implementing a program to support micro and small businesses with growth potential in Chile.

Small and Growing Businesses

Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in Bihar

TechnoServe is working with Goldman Sachs on a pilot project aimed at creating and improving Access to Finance (A2F) for small women entrepreneurs, engaged in agricultural and allied businesses in India.

Small and Growing Businesses

Increasing Sales for Micro-Enterprises in Zacatecas

Launched in August 2016, the Entrepreneurship and Business Development program, a partnership between Goldcorp and TechnoServe Mexico, is working to create inclusive economic growth in the communities surrounding the Goldcorp Minera Peñasquito (MP) mining operation in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Small and Growing Businesses

Creating Empowerment and Employment for Mumbai Youth

TechnoServe's Creating Employment and Empowerment through Youth Development project is working to train 1,250 youth from underprivileged backgrounds for formal employment through critical skills training and other employability services in Mumbai.

Small and Growing Businesses

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Bangalore

TechnoServe is working on a business accelerator program for women entrepreneurs in Bangalore, helping them to scale up their growth-constrained businesses through financial management training.

Small and Growing Businesses

Strengthening Competitive Businesses in Benin

Launched in late 2014, TechnoServe is implementing a business plan competition program, with funding from the World Bank and working in conjunction with the Government of Benin, to create jobs by strengthening formal small and medium enterprises, with a focus on the high-potential industries of transportation, construction and agribusiness.

Small and Growing Businesses

Enhancing Growth in New Enterprises

Despite a high volume of of entrepreneurial activity, Ghana has a low rate of success in transforming small enterprises into larger, more productive companies, which can help to promote economic growth and create jobs. In 2013 with support from DFID, TechnoServe launched the Enhancing Growth in New Enterprises (ENGINE) project to support 1,000 small and growing businesses in Ghana over four and a half years.

Small and Growing Businesses

Financial Inclusion for Small Business Owners

Impulsa Tu Empresa (ITE) is the first successful financial inclusion intervention for low-income micro business owners in Chile. Funded by Metlife, the project is working to help micro business owners to improve their management and financial skills.

Small and Growing Businesses

Franchising for Women’s Empowerment

Unemployment in Côte d’Ivoire has strongly increased over the past 14 years due to political and economic instability in the country, and women have faced particular challenges in finding employment. TechnoServe, in partnership with the Citi Foundation and Prosuma, the country’s largest retail distribution network, are working to foster low income female entrepreneurs.

Small and Growing Businesses

Accessing Clean Water and Economic Opportunity for Women

TechnoServe and Unilever are working in partnership to develop a new concept for sustainable water provision by piloting the concept of Sunlight Water Centers in eight peri-urban areas near Abuja.

Small and Growing Businesses