El Salvador's business plan competition helps a committed entrepreneur to expand her handicraft business, bringing new economic opportunities to women in a struggling rural community.READ MORE
Since 1975, TechnoServe’s projects have connected enterprising Salvadorans to buyers in the dairy, ethnic product and coffee industries and created thousands of jobs. TechnoServe supported 72 young entrepreneurs in rural areas through basic business training.
TechnoServe is helping Central American coffee groups such as El Salvador's BEXCAFE to increase rural incomes by tapping into premium coffee markets.READ MORE
With TechnoServe’s help, Beto Gonzales and his fellow jocoteros have turned a floundering business into a successful cooperative that provides Salvadoran migrants in the US with goods from their homeland.READ MORE
On The Ground
New Markets for Ethnic Products
Supporting Smallholder Dairy Farmers
Building Coffee Growers’ Capacity
PartnersInter-American Development Bank
September 16, 2011
Farm workers in El Salvador sort through crates of jocote, a fruit native to Central America. A TechnoServe program assisted jocote farmers and other producers of native products to sell to the Salvadoran migrant community in the United States.
July 1, 2011
Reina Flores roasts a batch of coffee beans at the BEXCAFE cooperative in El Salvador. TechnoServe helped the members of BEXCAFE grow higher-quality coffee and increase their productivity, improvements that led to new jobs for the community and higher incomes for farmers.
May 13, 2011
Ana Rosa Graf of El Salvador launched a handicraft business, Arte Comasagua, to help provide a livelihood for women through collages created from local materials such as flower and leaves.
TechnoServe El Salvador
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Tel: +503 2520 3200
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