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About Us

TechnoServe helps people lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the power of the private sector. A leading nonprofit organization operating in almost 30 countries, we work with hardworking women and men in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.

Rated the #1 Nonprofit at Reducing Poverty

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A sustainable world where all people in low-income communities have the opportunity to prosper.


To fight poverty by helping people build regenerative farms, businesses and markets that increase incomes.


Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future.

This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. Poverty limits potential. Opportunity leads to prosperity—for individuals, families, and communities. We know that a sustainable business approach is the most effective path to creating opportunity that lasts. Learn more about TechnoServe’s history.


Our mission of helping people lift themselves out of poverty is built upon the ideas of fairness and equity, which extend into our workplace.


TechnoServe’s work has helped transform the lives of millions of people in poor communities around the world by helping them learn to improve their farms, businesses, and industries.

How technoserve fights poverty - Our business solutions to poverty give clients the financial benefits they need to improve their incomes

$201m Financial Benefits

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317,493 Beneficiaries

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38% Women Beneficiaries

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$27m Finance Mobilized

Where We Work

We work in poor communities that fight poverty every day throughout Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

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Our Team

We are a global team of dedicated individuals that create business solutions to poverty. Get to know our:

Board of Directors Senior Staff Country Staff


Work With Us

Unlocking economic opportunity in partnership with the public and private sector has shown us that business solutions to poverty are possible. Markets can work for the poor when capacities, incentives, and connections are built for inclusive economic growth that leaves no one behind.

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Transparent and accountable with the credentials to prove it — we have been awarded an “A” rating by Charity Watch and recognized by GuideStar’s highest level of recognition the Platinum Seal of Transparency.

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Discover more about our transformative work in the developing world.