Economic Development

A Hostel Owner From Peru Leads Her Small Business With Determination: How Ermelinda Vargas Paye is Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges

Ermelinda Vargas Paye, owner of Hostel Mary in the city of Moquegua, Peru, won’t let COVID-19 steal her spirit – or her livelihood. A lifelong attitude of determination, and business training from TechnoServe, prepared her to lead her enterprise through the pandemic.

Economic Development, Small and Growing Businesses, Women's Economic Empowerment
COVID-19, Local Economic Development, Small and Growing Businesses

Promoting Economic Opportunities for Youth Builds Pathways to Peace

Earlier this year, violent insurgents attacked the city of Palma in northern Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique. They killed dozens of people, forced thousands to flee, and sparked a humanitarian crisis that continues to this day. There is a perceived link between poverty — particularly among youth — and insecurity. TechnoServe is addressing this challenge by promoting economic opportunities for youth in the region.

Economic Development, Food Security, Youth Economic Opportunity