Rwanda

Overview

One of Africa's most densely populated and least urbanized countries, Rwanda has few natural resources and minimal industry. Hundreds of thousands of Rwandans died in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, and the country's economy was destroyed. But in recent years, hope and opportunity are beginning to replace despair and poverty.

TechnoServe has been in Rwanda since 2007 and has implemented numerous interventions across the country. We are working with farmers in the coffee and dairy sectors, with orphans in the pineapple sector, and with young people on entrepreneurship to improve the quality of their products and services, equip them to access more lucrative markets, and help them attain a higher standard of living for themselves, their families and their communities.

On The Ground

Projects

 

Coffee Initiative

The Coffee Initiative worked with local farmers in East Africa to improve agronomy and business practices, establish new coffee cooperatives and strengthen existing ones, and help cooperatives create business plans and access financing for wet mills.
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Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise

TechnoServe is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation to help rural young people ages 18 to 30 in East Africa transition to economic independence.
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Blog Posts

May 12, 2016

Ripe Opportunities in Rural Rwanda

Agriculture for Impact recently visited STRYDE participants in Northern Rwanda who are demonstrating that agriculture can improve livelihoods for youth.

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May 5, 2016

Rebuilding in Rwanda: The Power of a Mother’s Love

Athanasie, a returned refugee, has worked hard to create a healthy and prosperous future for her family in Rwanda – one coffee tree at a time.

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December 11, 2015

Building Her Dream, One Brick at a Time

Within a year of completing TechnoServe's STRYDE training, an inspiring young woman has built a thriving business in an industry dominated by men.

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Contact

TechnoServe Rwanda

Umoja House, 2nd Floor
Plot 0079/NYA/MUH
African Union Boulevard, Kiyovu
P.O. Box 7108
Kigali, Rwanda

Tel: +250 788 385 957

Angelique Tuyisenge

Senior Program Manager
atuyisenge@tns.org

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