TechnoServe

An Eco-Friendly, Woman-Owned Enterprise Supports Menstrual Equity in Benin

A new mother in Benin began making reusable diapers and menstrual pads after having her son. She quickly realized there was an opportunity to help other women by creating sustainable menstrual products – and empowering the next generation.

Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Micro-Retail
Entrepreneurship, Local Economic Development, Small and Growing Businesses, Women's Economic Empowerment

In Ethiopia, Better Farm Practices Help Coffee Farmers Prosper

Eight years ago, Fedila Hussein and Mustafa Tesfaye struggled to earn a living from coffee. Their coffee trees were old and were not producing enough to cover the living expenses of their family of six. After participating in a TechnoServe program, Fedila and Mustafa learned important techniques to improve their coffee yields. Today, their farm is flourishing, and they have seen a 23-fold increase in their coffee production.

Agriculture, Coffee