TechnoServe’s blog highlights the lessons and successes from our work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.

Women Transforming El Salvador Through Recycling: Claudia’s “La Vaquerita” Journey

Explore Claudia "La Vaquerita" Alvarado's story in El Salvador, where her recycling initiative fuels the local circular economy, improving solid waste management issues and promoting job creation. Through La Vaquerita, Claudia increases environmental sustainability and provides employment, an important combination for economic growth.

In Benin, Hairdressing Offers New Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs

When Virginie Adounon first opened her beauty salon in Bohicon, Benin, she was not keeping track of her sales or giving herself a salary, and she could not save up enough money to make necessary upgrades to her shop. After joining a TechnoServe program called BeniBiz, she gained the skills she needed to run a profitable business.