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.

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.

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.

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.

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-Chag├╝ite Grande cooperative have doubled their incomes.

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.