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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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

TechnoServe provides support to enterprises in five countries

TechnoServe, which is now operating on a budget over $1 million, begins operations in El Salvador and is now providing technical support to five countries across Africa and Latin America. Staff begin to expand services to larger enterprises across diverse sectors in an effort to generate greater impact for more people in the communities where they work.

TechnoServe breaks ground on its first enterprise

TechnoServe helps to launch its first enterprise, a poultry feed mill in La Ceiba, Honduras. The mill allows local farmers and entrepreneurs to add value to their long-grain rice food products, improving incomes and creating new market opportunities for the community. By 1973 the mill is completely turned over to local management, who continue operations independently.


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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