Stories

Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. Read their stories.

Encouraging Women Coffee Farmers’ Participation

Discover how TechnoServe’s Cosechemos Más Café (Better Coffee Harvest) project is helping women earn more from their coffee farms.

Creating Opportunity for Women Through Innovative Business Models

Working with agribusinesses in Zimbabwe, TechnoServe helped create more economic opportunities for women through new business practices.

Empowering Women Cocoa Farmers in Tanzania

TechnoServe’s Cocoa Quality and Market Access project is promoting women’s engagement and leadership in cocoa farming communities.

Helping Women Build Better Businesses in Latin America

See how TechnoServe adapted Impulsa tu Empresa, a business accelerator program, to better address women entrepreneurs' needs.

The Fruits of Women’s Empowerment

As pillars of their families and communities, women like Nadege Gabriel hold the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Projects like Haiti Hope demonstrate how we can create greater impact by engaging and benefiting both women and men.

Cocoa Farmers Band Together For Profits

Members of the Muoho cooperative in western Ghana are increasing their cocoa yields and their incomes after working with TechnoServe in the WCF Cocoa Livelihoods Program.

Innovating on the Farm

After completing TechnoServe's STRYDE program, Arnest Sebbumba is expanding operations on his family farm in Uganda and sowing the seeds of youth empowerment in his community.

Cocoa Farmers Connect with Gourmet Chocolate Maker

Honduran growers lead the country's rebirth as a producer of high-quality cocoa.

Maasai Women Launch Successful Dairy Business

Thousands of Maasai women now have a reliable market for their milk thanks to a pioneering cooperative in Kenya.

Three Years Later, Crafts Business Thrives in India

Chetana, a 2009 TechnoServe business plan competition winner in southern India, is creating meaningful economic opportunities for disabled people in the community.

Ethiopian Farmers Find Value in High-Quality Coffee

A remote community benefits when a cooperative connects with international buyers and earns a premium price for its coffee.

New Opportunities Take Root in Mozambique

A TechnoServe-supported agro-forestry program is paving an environmentally and economically sustainable path for rural communities in Mozambique.