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Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise

TechnoServe partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to help rural youth in East Africa transition to economic independence. The Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) program delivered a comprehensive package of services including skills training, business development and mentoring to young people ages 18 to 30 in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Youth Economic Opportunity
MasterCard Foundation
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Photo of the Week: Rethinking Mangoes in Uganda

Sam Koole, chairman of the Kainja Mango Farmers Association, remembers a time only a few years ago when the fruit from the Sena, a variety of mango native to eastern Uganda, was left to rot on the ground. Since launching Project Nurture in 2010, local farmers are no longer taking the Sena for granted.

Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Food Processing, Women's Economic Empowerment
Access to Finance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mango, The Coca-Cola Company