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.

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.

Sustainable Support for Smallholder Farmers in Peru

Geister Cachique has doubled his cocoa productivity since participating in TechnoServe trainings.

A New Boost for Entrepreneurs in Central America and Africa

TechnoServe is supporting the growth of an innovative textile manufacturing company and hundreds of other small and growing businesses.

Supporting Enterprising Women with Training in Uganda

In Uganda, a group of enterprising women are building a business that’s creating new opportunities for young, single mothers.

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.

Cotton Business Creates New Opportunities in Uganda

A new market opportunity for a business in eastern Uganda is poised to leave a positive impact on the surrounding community.

Entrepreneur Launches Business to Protect Ecuador’s Orchids

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