South America

How Entrepreneurs in Chile are Confronting Crisis

In Chile, the coronavirus pandemic is threatening the survival of many micro and small businesses. We talked to Corina Rivas, TechnoServe’s Chile country director, about the “very hard” situation on the ground, and how TechnoServe is helping entrepreneurs “reset” their businesses to survive.

“Passionate about Helping People”: Q&A with Victor Ganoza

After 12 years with TechnoServe, Victor Ganoza, country director in Peru, will be retiring next month. We sat down with him to reflect on his time with the organization, the biggest challenges he has faced along the way, and what has been the most rewarding part of his work. 

Beyond the Box of Chocolates

Chocolate is one of the world’s most popular foods, but who actually grows the cocoa that serves as the base for this delicious treat? Meet a few of the farmers who are changing their lives using income from cocoa.

Coffee Consumer Spotlight: Peruvian Coffee

In the next part of our consumer spotlight series, we are highlighting the unique profile of Peruvian coffee. In Peru, TechnoServe works with coffee farmers in former coca-growing regions through the Coffee Alliance for Excellence (CAFE) program.

“Never Say I Can’t”

After a devastating flood forced Daria Arabulo to start a new life in a different country, she launched her own business as a way to provide for her family. After participating in one of TechnoServe’s entrepreneurial training programs, her business has continued to grow.