Together with our partners, TechnoServe is helping to grow strong markets that create opportunities for enterprising people in the developing world.
- Where We Work
- Burkina Faso
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- El Salvador
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Puerto Rico
- South Africa
- South Sudan
Crece tu Empresa (CRECE) is an ongoing program that began in 2015 in Central America with the support of the Citi Foundation. The program provides support to young entrepreneurs to promote the sustainable growth of their businesses by helping them develop their skills and business competencies.
Impulsa Tu Empresa aims to help small and growing businesses boost their growth through mentoring and business training. Since its launch in 2012, the program has increased the sales of over 1,000 businesses by $38 million and generated 1,400 new jobs in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Burkina Faso.
TechnoServe is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation to help rural youth in East Africa transition to economic independence. The Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) program delivers a comprehensive package of services including skills training, business development and mentoring to young people ages 18 to 30 in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
Impulsa Tu Empresa (ITE) was the first successful financial inclusion intervention for low-income micro business owners in Chile. Funded by MetLife, the project worked to help micro business owners to improve their management and financial skills.
Women IN Business: The Women IN Business (WIN) program helps women-led businesses to grow their incomes through better access to products, inputs, and services, while addressing gender inequality in commercial business. Through this market systems approach, WIN works in partnership with permanent market players - such as private sector companies, associations, service providers and regulators. Partners are carefully selected and new ways of working are tested before inviting other market players to replicate their success. This approach allows WIN to find sustainable, lasting, market-based solutions for women.
TechnoServe and the Vale Foundation launched the AGIR (Apoio e Geração e Incremento de Renda) program in September 2018 to support communities in broadening their local economies by targeting key sectors and providing entrepreneurship training and support.
The Pan-African Youth Entrepreneur Development (PAYED) program will provide training and tailored advisory support 600 young entrepreneurs in Kenya, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire to develop opportunities in the micro-retail sector.
TechnoServe is working with Goldman Sachs on a pilot project aimed at creating and improving Access to Finance (A2F) for small women entrepreneurs, engaged in agricultural and allied businesses in India.
Launched in August 2016, the Entrepreneurship and Business Development program, a partnership between Goldcorp and TechnoServe Mexico, is working to create inclusive economic growth in the communities surrounding the Goldcorp Minera Peñasquito (MP) mining operation in Zacatecas, Mexico.