Celebrating 50 Years

TechnoServe was founded in 1968 to help hardworking people in the developing world lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty.

In 2018, we proudly celebrated fifty years of impact and millions of lives transformed through the power of private enterprise. As we reflect on all that TechnoServe has accomplished together with our supporters, partners, and enterprising people around the world, we are excited to catalyze even greater change in the years ahead.

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TechnoServe celebrates 50 years of lasting change

The organization reflects on its legacy and the work that lies ahead. Partners, supporters, and staff prepare to celebrate a shared vision to elevate economic opportunity and end poverty around the world at a gala event on October 10.

Ed Bullard wins the John W. Gardner Leadership Award from Independent Sector

A spokesperson for Independent Sector said, “Edward Bullard’s unswerving dedication to TechnoServe’s mission, his strong sense of compassion for the poor, and his total integrity, provide him with an undeniable force of character. His leadership, moral fiber, and devotion to the job sets an example others cannot help but learn from and follow.”

TechnoServe partners with actors to raise awareness of global poverty

Actor Cliff Robertson narrates several TechnoServe television ads and a short film focused on raising awareness about global poverty.

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Explore some of TechnoServe's defining moments from the last 50 years.

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My enduring reward is the work itself. It is in the eyes and smiles and embraces of the people we help edge toward a better life. It is in the spirit of generosity my colleagues share with me. It is in the learning and insight I get from listening to our clients.
Chairman, TechnoServe

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