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.

Confident Youth Reclaim their Future

Youth in rural East Africa have few opportunities to develop the soft and technical skills that can help them to build successful businesses and break the cycle of poverty in their communities. TechnoServe's STRYDE program uses an integrated youth training curriculum that has help rural youth like Prisca Cherono to unleash their full potential and increase their incomes by an average of 133 percent.

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.

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.

Brewing Good

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

Moving Towards Profitability

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

Young Women in Kenya Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Kenya’s Young Women in Enterprise program empowers young women like Cecilia Katungwa to launch businesses that impact their communities and transform their lives.

Harvesting the Fruits of Success

Meru Greens Horticulture is selling high-quality produce to a booming domestic urban market, creating jobs and increasing the incomes of thousands of small-scale farmers on the foothills of Mt. Kenya.

The Power of Cooperatives: Working Together for Sustainability

In honor of International Cooperative Day, we look inside one Kenyan cooperative that has restructured its labor practices to improve safety and working conditions.

The Power of Cooperatives: Working Together for Sustainability

In honor of International Cooperative Day, we look inside one Kenyan cooperative that has restructured its labor practices to improve safety and working conditions.