TechnoServe’s work fighting poverty around the world wouldn’t be possible without its talented, dedicated staff, grateful that the work they do brings them meaning every day. We employ more than 1,200 people, 90% of whom are from the country where they work. Our staff combine business expertise with local knowledge, context, and relationship building to help hardworking men and women generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities.
As we approach the end of 2023, we asked TechnoServe staff to share what they’re personally and professionally grateful for this year. Read a few of their responses below, then share with us what you’re thankful for by tagging @TechnoServe on social media.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to travel to Cape Town for our HR Retreat! Having a global HR team means we aren’t always able to come together. I’m grateful for spending time with the team reflecting on our accomplishments, strategizing for 2024, and enjoying each other’s company. Personally, I’m grateful for getting to watch my kids grow and do what they love. It’s so joyful to witness them experiencing their passions and talents.” – Rachel B., Recruiting Director
I’m grateful for having finished my Bachelor of Business Administration, and that I’m currently studying for my MBA thanks to the support of my family, friends, and colleagues at TechnoServe Guatemala.” – Luis M., Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist
I’m grateful for the opportunity to travel to our Côte d’Ivoire office and work and build relationships with our team there. I also adopted a second kitten!” – Paige H., Business Development Specialist
I’m grateful for the opportunity to see the fruits of my contributions with the farmer groups we advise. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work for an organization that values my work and allows me to continue growing. I’m thankful for the birth of my first baby, Nicolás, in 2023, and the purchase of our first little house. ♥ I’m also thankful for the well-being of my whole family.” – Lesly S., Business Advisor
I’m grateful for my colleagues and nature.” – Renata S., Senior Program Advisor
I’m grateful to be in good health to be able to perform each of the activities entrusted to me. I’m also grateful for my health, my family, and to have a job to cover my needs.” – Yojana P., Farmer Trainer, Guatemala