Photo of the Week: Celebrating Workers Across the World

September 02, 2011

On Labor Day, most Americans enjoy a day off in honor of the contributions workers have made to the United States. But it’s also worth remembering the importance of workers across the world. Many people in developing countries work in poor conditions for little pay – if they can find work at all.

On Labor Day, most Americans enjoy a day off in honor of the contributions workers have made to the United States. But it’s also worth remembering the importance of workers across the world. Many people in developing countries work in poor conditions for little pay – if they can find work at all.

TechnoServe helps create opportunity for hardworking people in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Our market-based approach promotes small and growing businesses in some of the world’s poorest communities. These businesses generate new jobs for workers and income opportunities for smallholder farmers. And through their hard work, families and communities can lift themselves out of poverty.

 

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