Vote for the Photo of the Month: September 2022

Our monthly photo series highlights the beauty and emotion in the lives of our clients around the world.

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TechnoServe’s work with people fighting poverty around the world is full of striking stories and images. Each month, we share a few of our favorite photos from the everyday beauty of our clients’ journeys towards better incomes and better futures. As we continue our work helping coffee farmers in Puerto Rico, this month we are highlighting photos related to their recovery from Hurricane Maria–as they now chart a difficult path forward in the wake of Hurricane Fiona.

Vote for your favorite below.

Photo 1

A truck on the farm of Rafael Rodriguez sits in the sun in Puerto Rico. Rafael is one of several coffee farmers TechnoServe has worked with following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Photo 2

A single red coffee bean sprouts on a farm in Puerto Rico. Five years ago, Hurricane Maria made landfall on the American island of Puerto Rico, causing the deaths of over 3,000 people and billions of dollars in damage. And it destroyed 80% of the island’s coffee trees, devastating the livelihoods of hundreds of farmers.

Photo 3

Three generations of women stand in their family’s coffee farm in Puerto Rico. Zuleyka Lugo-Ortiz, a TechnoServe Farmer Trainer, is also the daughter of coffee farmers. She stands with her mother Agueda and her own daughter.