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

November 9, 2018

Young Visionary Scales Opportunities in Rwanda

A young entrepreneur, equipped with a new understanding, provides for his family and inspires a generation through his rock quarry business in Rwanda.

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March 12, 2018

How Young Women can Find Opportunities in African Agriculture

Closing the gender gap is essential to economic growth in Africa, where women generally have less access to education, training, financial services, and assets than men do. Dace Mahanay, TechnoServe's Regional Director for the STRYDE program, discusses keys to supporting young women's business success.

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December 15, 2017

Digitizing Coffee Agronomy Training & Monitoring

In an interview for Dimagi, TechnoServe's Global Technology Manager, Kevin Ziegler, shares how we are using mobile data collection to monitor training sessions and improve reporting for our coffee projects.

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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

 

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