In Uganda, Meet the Woman Excelling in a Male-Dominated Industry
Young women in Uganda can face significant challenges as they seek employment outside of the home. Moureen Nakisozi had always dreamed of becoming a welder but struggled to make that dream a reality without the necessary training. After joining a TechnoServe program, she was matched with a mentor and received the business and technical skills she needed to start her welding career.
What is Unpaid Care Work and How Does it Impact Women in the Developing World?
When the first cases of COVID-19 emerged early last year, the phrase “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” took on new meaning. But for many women around the globe, “staying home” was not a pre-pandemic choice, and it will remain a reality long after the health crisis is over. Learn how TechnoServe is working to find and implement solutions that free up time for women to pursue their economic dreams outside of the home.
Knowledge is Wealth: Helping Coffee Farmers Face the COVID-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic caused significant challenges for many farming households in Uganda. But coffee can economically sustain families in a difficult time – if farmers can receive the information they need. A TechnoServe program is working to deliver that information to 30,000 farmers in central and western Uganda.
‘Knowledge Is Wealth’: Helping Coffee Farmers Face the Covid-19 Crisis
Writing for iBAN, TechnoServe's David Ojara and Carole Hemmings explain how coffee farming has provided a lifeline to thousands of people in Uganda.
Combating Youth Unemployment through Apprenticeship
As a single parent, Justine once struggled to make ends meet. Her work mainly consisted of washing clothes for her neighbors, which barely provided enough money for necessities. After joining a TechnoServe program working to reduce youth unemployment in her area, she gained the skills she needed to start her own tailoring business.
Survey Results: Effects of COVID-19 on Uganda Coffee Farmers
In partnership with Laterite, we conducted a July 2020 survey about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on coffee farming in Uganda. Discover key results in the infographics below. View All Infographics July 2020 Survey…
Cutting Poverty Through Hairdressing in Uganda
Not long ago, Carolyn Owonkunda struggled to earn a living selling fried fish on the side of the road. After participating in a TechnoServe program, she was able to start her own hairdressing business and has increased her daily income fourfold, leaving her with more money to support her children and invest back into her business.
How One Teacher in Uganda Is Educating His Community and Building a Business
Young people around the world are facing significant challenges as they enter the workforce, including lack of job opportunities and economic uncertainty. TechnoServe helps young people in the developing world access the information, capital, and markets they need to overcome tremendous obstacles and create their own economic opportunities. Today we are sharing the story of Kamya Yeseri, a young teacher in Uganda who used the skills he gained in a TechnoServe program to open a school in his community and build a business.
Women Mean Business Impact Audit Report from ImpactMatters
In 2017, TechnoServe engaged ImpactMatters, an impact audit firm founded with support from Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), to review several projects within our portfolio. Training and mentorship programs aimed to help SMEs develop business expansion strategies in Uganda helped women-led businesses increase monthly revenues by 22 percent and take…