Southern Africa

Ermelinda Cumbe, woman entrepreneur in Mozambique

How a Single Mother and Woman Entrepreneur Transformed her Income in Mozambique

Determined to find a way to support her three children, a single mother started selling roasted peanuts and earned about $3 each day. Since then, she's dramatically increased her income after working with a start-up supported by TechnoServe.

Entrepreneurship, Women's Economic Empowerment
entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Women, Women entrepreneurs, Women in business, women in leadership, Women-led businesses, Women's Economic Empowerment, Womens Economic Empowerment, womens empowerment
Women farmers in Guatemala.

International Day of Rural Women: A Rural Woman Farmer in Guatemala Supports Her Children and Her Community

TechnoServe acknowledges women’s vital role in growing the world’s food, while grappling with significant other challenges and responsibilities. The story of Lesbia Ludia Juárez, a rural woman farmer, demonstrates the tremendous contributions and potential of rural women around the world.

Agriculture, Coffee, Women's Economic Empowerment
Coffee, Coffee farming, Farmer, farmers, Farming, Smallholder farmers, smallholder farming, Walmart, Women, Women entrepreneurs, Women in business, women in leadership, Women's Economic Empowerment, women's rights, Womens Economic Empowerment, womens empowerment, Youth Empowerment