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 partners to help thousands of rural youth create employment opportunities in East Africa

TechnoServe and The Mastercard Foundation partner to help rural young women and men in East Africa transition to economic independence through TechnoServe’s flagship youth program, Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE). By equipping youth with the skills and knowledge to capitalize on economic opportunities and increase their incomes, the project’s first four-year phase helps more than 15,500 young women and men to gain or create gainful employment, increasing their incomes by an average of 133 percent. By 2014 the project begins working with institutional partners such as vocational schools, universities, civil society organizations, and prisons – entities that routinely reach thousands of young people, and can continue training activities well after STRYDE’s official end.

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

President Obama tours TechnoServe project in Ethiopia

President Obama visits Faffa Food plant, a business supported by TechnoServe and Partners in Food Solutions in Ethiopia, highlighting a unique public-private partnership that promotes nutrition and food security in Africa.

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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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