Digital Solutions Help Kenyan Entrepreneurs Survive and Thrive
In Kenya, the COVID-19 crisis has created significant challenges for micro-retailers like Cecilia Njeru. But digital solutions can help entrepreneurs access business training and finance – two resources that can mean the difference between having to close a business and running a successful shop.
Micro-Retailers Gain a Brighter Outlook with Access to Finance
In Kenya, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder for entrepreneurs like Jacinta Musyoka to run their businesses. Without working capital, it can be difficult for many micro-retailers to restock their shops, pay rent, and put food on the table for their families. A TechnoServe program is combining financial support with technical advice to help 28,000 entrepreneurs in Kenya keep their micro-enterprises afloat and continue to serve their communities.
‘A Mindset for Survival’: How to Help Small Businesses Survive COVID-19
This Pioneers Post article features insights from TechnoServe Global Entrepreneurship Director Juan Carlos about how to help entrepreneurs and their small businesses during crises like COVID-19.
Ask a TechnoServe Expert: Alice Waweru on Entrepreneurship and COVID-19
In the "Ask a TechnoServe Expert" series, our staff members answer your questions about the critical global issues they work on every day. In this edition, Entrepreneurship Regional Program Manager Alice Waweru addresses how the COVID-19 crisis impacts small businesses in the developing world.
RFP: E-Learning Platform & Courses
Request for Partnership Proposals: E-Learning Platform & Courses TechnoServe is implementing the USAID-funded Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP) regional program in collaboration with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS). TechnoServe is soliciting competitive proposals from qualified organizations with existing e- learning platform offering business…
World Food Day Highlights Importance of Fortified and Nutritious Foods during COVID-19 Crisis
The Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods program is helping African companies expand the availability of fortified foods to vulnerable populations
Investing in Nutrition and the Path to Zero Hunger
This World Food Day, we spoke with Dr. Andreas Bluethner, Director of Nutrition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to discuss how COVID-19 is threatening nutrition in the developing world – and how interventions such as improved food fortification can help tackle this critical challenge.
Renewed Partnership to Strengthen Youth-Owned Shops and Build Resilience during COVID-19 Crisis
Nairobi, Kenya – The Citi Foundation and international non-profit TechnoServe have announced the launch of the fourth cycle of their partnership, the Pan-African Youth Entrepreneur Development (PAYED 4) program, to support young micro-retailers. The program will start in October 2020 and will work with 1,000 youth entrepreneurs in Côte d’Ivoire,…
Grocery Shops Need Help to Weather the COVID-19 Storm
For people around the developing world, small shops are an important source of food and other essential goods. However, since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, these shops have been under threat, leaving many people without a place to purchase affordable food. With the right support, these micro-retailers can stay in business and continue serving their communities.