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.

We proudly celebrate 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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50th Anniversary Gala

October 10, 2018
New York City

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1991
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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2007
Financial Times ranks TechnoServe among world’s top 5 NGOs

A special report on corporate citizenship and philanthropy in the Financial Times rates TechnoServe as one of the world’s top non-governmental organizations, placing it fourth on the basis of business partnerships.

2002
Mozambique becomes a leading cashew-processing nation after years of war

After five years working to foster economic growth in Mozambique as it emerges from a decade-long war, TechnoServe staff focuses on the cashew industry as a driver of rural development throughout the country. TechnoServe works with local entrepreneurs to launch cashew processing businesses that are able to source high-quality nuts from local growers and process them for export at higher prices. Over the next four years, Mozambique advances from processing zero cashew nuts to processing almost half of its production, making it one of the largest processors in Africa.

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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.
PAUL E. TIERNEY, JR.
Chairman, TechnoServe

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