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1120 19th Street NW
Suite 800

Washington
District of Columbia 20036
USA
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Target demographics: make the greatest impact on global poverty

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2.9 million people by targeting improvements in farms, businesses and industries. These efforts are creating a better future for families in the developing world.

Geographic areas served: poor communities throughout Africa, Latin America and Asia

Programs: those that address market failures – the constraints that prevent a market system from operating efficiently. These constraints may include skills, technologies, availability of information, market linkages, access to finance, infrastructure, governance or policies. We address market failures in three ways:

Develop capacity: We help individuals and communities acquire skills, share knowledge and apply the technologies needed to build successful farms and businesses.

Strengthen market connections: We coordinate among industry players and connect emerging businesses and farms to capital, networks and suppliers.

Improve the business environment: We encourage self-sustaining economic activity by addressing the policies, information and incentives that help markets function better.

Mission:
We work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
Results:
In 2012, TechnoServe's work benefited 2.9 million men, women and children based on an average of five people per family. This was accomplished by targeting improvements in farms, businesses and industries in more than 30 countries.

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02/19/14
I have such wonderful things to say about this organization! It is far and away the most impressive nonprofit with which I've been involved. I was a former VolCon in the Nairobi office three years ago. Technoserve does such fantastic things in the community because they create sustainable ... more »
12/09/13
I have been a faithful contributor to TechnoServe for almost 20 years. As my primary charity, I have maintained an annual level of contribution in excess of $2,000. What attracted me to TechnoServe was the concept of the leverage that my contribution would achieve, namely in magnifying knowledge ... more »
10/29/13
I joined as a Volunteer Consultant in the India office for a year- absolutely loved my work- developing entrepreneurship in tibetan settlements in india and nepal, and worked with an amazing bunch of high-caliber folks, most of whom are now very close friends. It was challenging to create impact in ... more »
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