Peru

Overview

Peru has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade, with poverty levels dropping from 55 to 26 percent and an expanding urban middle class. However, over half of the rural population still lives below the poverty line and lacks basic services.

Since 1982, TechnoServe has helped businesses in a range of industries that have the potential to grow and create jobs and opportunity for thousands of people. We work on fostering close relationships between the private sector (large and small businesses), the government, local organizations and the greater community — creating a replicable model of inclusive local economic development.

On The Ground

Projects

 

Strengthening Capacity for Exports

TechnoServe is implementing Región Exportadora, which aims to encourage exports by strengthening the Network of Trade Support Institutions. This program trains advisors on key subjects to help them provide export-management support to producer organizations, small-scale producers and those with export potential. The Región Exportadora program seeks to establish regional trade that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

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Promoting Economic Development in San Martín, Huanuco and Ucayali

The Economic Development Alliance for San Martín aims to accelerate the transition of the San Martín region of Peru into a sustainable, legal and prosperous economy, increasing employment and incomes while promoting good stewardship of natural resources. In partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other public and private partners, the program promotes good agricultural practices among cocoa and coffee growers in the region. TechnoServe will help develop these industries and link farmers to better-paying markets. The program also includes a business plan competition that will identify high-potential entrepreneurs who can develop successful businesses related to cocoa and coffee.

After three years of successful execution, the program has extended its area of focus to the Huanuco and Ucayali regions. In partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the PIMCO Foundation, the Peru Opportunity Fund and other public and private partners, the program promotes good agricultural practices among cocoa and coffee growers in the region. TechnoServe is helping develop these industries and organizing farmers to access better paying markets. The program also includes a business accelerator that identifies entrepreneurs who can develop successful businesses related to cocoa and coffee.

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Blog Posts

March 7, 2016

She Fights Poverty: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs for Growth

With more equitable access to resources and information, enterprising women like Ayli Quinteros are lifting themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty.

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November 3, 2015

Harnessing Private Sector Expertise to Help Peru’s Farmers

TechnoServe and volunteers from the PIMCO Foundation have developed a new model of farmer-centric financing in Peru.

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September 11, 2015

Building a Sustainable Cocoa Value Chain in Peru

A new case study explores TechnoServe's successful work to increase farmers’ incomes and provides insights for a supportive and sustainable future.

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Contact

TechnoServe Peru

Calle Bolognesi No. 191, Urbanización Country Club
San Isidro
Lima, Peru

Tel: +51 1 6371358
Fax: +511 6371359

Victor Ganoza

Country Director
vganoza@tns.org

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