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.

Rebuilding Livelihoods through Cotton in Uganda

Joska Aweko and thousands of other cotton farmers in northern Uganda are rebuilding their livelihoods after decades of destructive civil war.

Entrepreneur Launches Business to Protect Ecuador’s Orchids

A baby orchid company protects biodiversity while creating new opportunities for young Ecuadorians.

Sisters Find New Value from Waste in Bolivia

Where others saw an environmental nuisance, Liset and Ximena Contreras saw a business opportunity.

Nurturing New Opportunities for Fruit Farmers in East Africa

In the lush highlands of western Kenya, the farmers of Tiret Self-Help Group have planted the seeds that could hold the key to a better future.

Colombian Women Take Tourism Business to Next Level

Colombia’s Nuquí region abuts the Pacific Ocean, in an area where the sea meets lush mangrove-forested foothills, making it a hotbed of animal and plant biodiversity.

Honduran Farmers Find Success Through Quality Coffee and Cocoa

High in the mountains of western Honduras, the 25 coffee farming families of the Flor del Pino cooperative are staging a quiet revolution.

Chilean Business Turns Waste Into Sustainable Incomes

In Santiago, TechnoServe is helping a burgeoning small business to provide the local industry with low-cost raw materials – and at the same time protect and preserve the natural environment.

Hope for Haiti

TechnoServe is helping Haitians break the downward economic spiral that has plagued the country for decades.

Brewing Good

Our Coffee Initiative is helping East African farmers to build better lives, one coffee bean at a time.

Guatemalan Woman’s Entrepreneurial Drive Revives a Community

A TechnoServe-supported entrepreneur is bringing jobs and opportunity to poor women in rural Guatemalan community.

Poultry Promotes Prosperity in Mozambique

TechnoServe works across a value chain to help create and support a thriving domestic poultry industry, transforming the lives of thousands of farmers.

Moving Towards Profitability

TechnoServe-assisted Nyala Dairy is targeting training programs at local women to improve farming techniques and raise incomes.