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

Partnering with Peet’s Coffee for Profitable Farms

TechnoServe and Peet’s Coffee are partnering to train more than 500 coffee farmers in Alotenango, Guatemala to increase their coffee incomes in the face of rising production costs.

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Joint Forces Sustainable Coffee Project

As part of the Tchibo Joint Forces!® framework, TechnoServe is training 1,000 coffee farmers in agronomy and business skills designed to help them sustainably increase their coffee yields and quality, and to control costs through recordkeeping.

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Providing Opportunities for Youth and Women Through Coffee in Eastern Guatemala

TechnoServe together with the Trade Facilitation Office of Canada, Global Affairs Canada, and Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons is implementing a four-year initiative to train 1,000 farmers in agronomic and sustainability practices in eastern Guatemala. This project aims to pilot innovative approaches to improve gender equality and opportunities for youth in the coffee business.

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Empowering Youth Entrepreneurs in Latin America

Latin America's youth unemployment rate is nearly 30 percent. Youth face unique challenges in obtaining formal employment or becoming successful entrepreneurs. Crece Tu Empresa, TechnoServe's program in partnership with Citi Foundation, is working to address the challenge of youth unemployment in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Panama.

Small and Growing Businesses

Strengthening the Coffee Value Chain

In partnership with McDonald’s, TechnoServe implemented a four-year initiative to sustainably improve coffee farmers’ income and yields using climate-resilient practices. The project helped more than 15,000 participating farmers – mostly from indigenous highland communities, and more than 50 percent of whom were women – to increase their incomes by an average of 35 percent.

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