Cashew farmers in Benin face many challenges as they try to adapt to rapidly changing conditions.
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Poverty is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better life. That’s why at TechnoServe, we empower the world’s poor to lift themselves out of poverty so that they can build a brighter future. Our work teaches people how to earn a better living and creates lasting change that transforms lives.
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.
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Our market-based approach to fighting poverty is different, and it makes us more effective.
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.
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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