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TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. Working in more than 40 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia, TechnoServe assists thousands of businesses and improves the incomes of millions of people.
Chosen after a competitive global application process, these four PIMCO colleagues will serve as volunteer consultants in Nicaragua and Peru. From field visits to cost analysis, each PIMCO volunteer works alongside local farmers, helping create small businesses that are sustainable and transformative in their communities.
Position: Executive Vice President, Product Manager
Assignment: Develop an industry strategic plan for the coffee sector in order to design a large scale project to benefit El Salvador´s 20,000+ farmers to improve their short, medium, and long term income growth potential.
“The EEP represents a truly unique opportunity to help improve the quality of life for so many people in a significant and sustainable way, while also giving me invaluable experiences that will advance my professional and personal growth. I am incredibly excited for my project in Central America to begin!”
Position: Associate, FBG-Fund Statistics
Assignment: Develop a coffee sector industry strategic plan, which should include an analysis of the current situation, main problems affecting coffee sector growth, alternatives for positively impacting the sector and its farmers, and a cost-benefit analysis of each.
“I am looking forward to focusing my efforts on improving the lives of Central American coffee farmers. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to face new challenges and promote sustainable change via economic empowerment.”
Position: Associate, Client Facing-Institutional Corporate
Assignment: Assess the viability and cost-effectiveness of implementing wet-milling in a region of Peru. Build operational and economic models for central wet mill processing for the coffee sector in Peru, that are sensitive to relevant assumptions.
“I am excited to represent PIMCO in helping to develop and grow sustainable businesses to improve communities in rural Peru. This transformative experience will help to shape my perspective as a global citizen.”
Position: Senior Associate, Client Facing - Germany/Austria
Assignment: Build a model based on how the economics of farmers would change with the presence of a central wet mill. Identify revenue and cost drivers for central wet mills, Assess the viability of a central wet mill in a given location and propose a strategy for intervention.
“This is a unique opportunity to support communities in Peru through innovative and sustainable solutions that make family businesses grow. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues from PIMCO and TechnoServe as well as local farmers and entrepreneurs.”
Follow John, Scott, Jordan and Kai, as they report from the field on their experiences and individual projects over the next two months.
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