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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1996
TechnoServe Volunteer Consultant Program launches in Peru

Matthew Tierney and Eric Sillman become the first TechnoServe Fellows, formerly known as Volunteer Consultants, contributing their business skills in the field to help people lift themselves out of poverty. Over the next two decades, more than 1,000 Fellows go on to work with full-time staff on 3 to 12-month assignments to advance TechnoServe’s mission and impact.

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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.

2010
Partners bring hope to Haitian farmers

The Coca-Cola Company, TechnoServe, IDB, and other public and private partners launch the Haiti Hope Project to increase the incomes of 25,000 mango farmers and help revitalize the economy of the after the devastating earthquake

History

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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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