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.

Cocoa Farmers Connect with Gourmet Chocolate Maker

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

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.

Entrepreneur Launches Business to Protect Ecuador’s Orchids

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

Peruvian Woman Turns Idea into Successful Chocolate Business

In the Peruvian Amazon, TechnoServe is helping a rural entrepreneur grow her business nationally and expand into new markets.

Farmer Cooperative Promotes Education, Nutrition and Prosperity

Once in severe poverty, members of the Tomatoya-Chagüite Grande cooperative have doubled their incomes.

Sisters Find New Value from Waste in Bolivia

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

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.

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.