We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better life.

TechnoServe partners with people to lift themselves out of poverty so they can create their own brighter futures.

With a team of more than 1,200 working in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and Puerto Rico, we empower people living in poverty to increase their incomes by working with them to identify and create sustainable business opportunities.


A distinctive approach to reducing poverty.



Our Mission

Cruz Juanan stands in his coffee shop in Peru

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.

Our Vision

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We will be the most effective catalyst and partner for transformative, on-the-ground, market-based solutions to poverty.



Why Support Technoserve?

We help people increase their incomes over the long term by working with them to identify and create business opportunities.  When we “teach a person to fish”, we create lasting change. For more than 50 years, we’ve trained hardworking people to create self-sustaining businesses long after our work with them is done. Because when people transform their livelihoods, they transform their lives.

Discover more about our transformative work around the world.

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Impact you can believe in.

Measurable. Repeatable. Meaningful.

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TechnoServe is an organization you can trust.  Don’t take our word for it; these charity rating agencies agree.

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For every $1 invested in our programs, an individual gains an average $3.41 in income.  See our impact


We invest in people – because everyone deserves a chance to succeed.

We work to maximize the effectiveness of every dollar we receive and are dedicated to the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and conduct.


85% of our funds go directly to our programs, and only 3% of our funds are spent on fundraising.

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Learn how and why we started.

From inspiration in Ghana more than 50 years ago to transformation around the world today, TechnoServe has deepened its impact in fighting poverty.  

Meet the team carrying our vision forward.

TechnoServe team members share a passion for business and a belief in its power to transform lives.  Get to know us!  


Rachel HinesOur Board Will WarshauerOur Senior Staff Pamela Chitenhe, TechnoServe Regional Director, Southern AfricaOur Regional Leadership


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What else can we tell you?

If you still have questions, or you want to partner, join our team, volunteer, or need to reach one of our field offices, please get in touch.

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