Side by Side: Supporting Women-Owned Businesses in Mozambique
Like many other micro-retailers in Mozambique, Juliana Mário has seen her sales decrease because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the support of TechnoServe’s Business Women Connect team, Juliana has learned how to keep her business open and maintain her livelihood through these difficult times.
In Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, Smallholder Farmers Overcome Adversity to Grow Their First Crop of Soybean
In a time of crisis, soybean is providing farmers in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique with income ahead of their normal cash crops. With funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, TechnoServe’s ProSoja program is helping smallholder farmers in this area profit from soybean production for the first time.
Supporting Micro-Retailers in Mozambique Through the COVID-19 Crisis
In Mozambique, micro-retailers provide essential food and household goods to consumers. However, these entrepreneurs are facing new challenges as they try to adapt to the impact of COVID-19. TechnoServe surveyed micro-retailers to identify their biggest challenges in this changing environment in order to shape an effective response.
Meet Anabela Amosse: Agent, Businesswoman, Dreamer
Soon after opening her takeaway business in Maputo, Mozambique, Anabela Amosse realized that she was losing potential customers who could only pay using a mobile phone-based service. Seeing an opportunity to earn additional income and reach new customers, she decided to become an agent. Through her participation in a TechnoServe entrepreneurship course, Anabela learned how to best manage both businesses, increasing her overall income by 220%.
In Mozambique, Smallholder Farmers are Learning by Doing
TechnoServe’s Catalisa program teaches smallholder farmers like Issufo Momade how to profitably produce vegetables through hands-on training and demonstration plots, which enable even the most risk-averse farmers to see the tangible results of the improved techniques and inputs before making big investments.
How One Woman is Challenging Gender Roles in Mozambique
Bernadette Sambo is a wife, mother, and successful businesswoman. Using the insights and knowledge she gained from a TechnoServe training, she has been able to balance being a working mother and transform her business at the same time.
Do Women Hold the Key to Financial Inclusion in Mozambique?
While financial inclusion has grown in Mozambique over the last decade, the gap between men’s and women’s formal inclusion has grown along with it. Closing the gender gap could be a catalyst for greater financial growth in the future.
Leading the Fight to Control Banana Diseases in Mozambique and Beyond
Since 2017, TechnoServe has been supporting the banana industry in Mozambique – the first country in Africa to face the devastating Panama Disease that is threatening the global production of bananas.
Mozambican Youth Create Visions for Successful Careers and Lives
The Catalisa Youth program is creating new opportunities for farmers and young people in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique through inclusive private-sector led economic development.