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.

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.

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.

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.

Tomato Farmers Reach New Markets in Tanzania

Martha Mtenda once struggled to make a living through her half-acre farm in the village of Mbigili in Iringa, a region in Tanzania's Southern Highlands.

Guatemalan Woman Finds Self-Reliance Through Fruit Juice Business

Mónica Jacinto once struggled to support herself and her four children. Today, she is helping her children achieve the promise of a better future through her thriving fruit-juice company.

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.