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fighting poverty

Poverty is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity.

At TechnoServe, we provide struggling farmers and small business owners with the skills, connections, and confidence to earn a better living. With your help, we can empower people in low-income communities all over the world.

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Today, 700 million people live in poverty.

That’s 10% of the world’s population, who struggle to fulfill their basic needs. Our work creates opportunities for people to increase their income and build a brighter future.

Take a few minutes to get to know us and what inspires us to reduce poverty around the world

For every $1 invested in our programs, an individual gains on average $5.60 in income.

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Our market-based approach to fighting poverty is different, and it makes us more effective.

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We Transform Lives, Families, and Communities

A person who works her way out of poverty can hire employees, make investments, and stimulate other local businesses. And thus the circle of prosperity grows beyond those we work with.

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We're Local

More than 90% of TechnoServe’s staff members are from the country in which they work – because no one understands a community better, or has a greater stake in its success, than the people who call it home.

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We're Data Geeks

We care about what works, and so we care about good measurement. TechnoServe rigorously measures and analyzes our impact to identify what works – so we can do more of it.