With your help, families in struggling communities throughout the world are breaking free from the cycle of poverty through entrepreneurship

93% of your donation goes directly to our mentoring and training programs and helping to fund these life-changing micro-loans. Learn more about our fiscal responsibility.

It’s easy for people to feel trapped in an endless cycle of poverty. This is especially true for families who live in struggling third world economies. With little access to education, training, or financial resources, this cycle of poverty can last for generations. It doesn’t have to be like this anymore.

After a civil conflict destroyed Virginia’s family farm and left her with next to nothing she didn’t know where to turn.

“Mentors International believed in me. They supported me and provided the resources to grow my business. My children are in school and I have been able to make improvements to our home. Thank you Mentors International for bringing hope to the hopeless.”  

How your donation helps families create a new legacy and a path to greater self-reliance.

Attend Training

The families we work with have little to no education. Our business and personal development training programs are designed to help these impoverished entrepreneurs successfully start and improve their businesses.

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Apply For a Loan

These developing entrepreneurs then apply for a micro-loan which they will use to invest in their businesses. With our perpetual loan model, your donations impact becomes greater.

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Grow Their Business

As these entrepreneurs grow in self-reliance they become able to:

  • Afford to feed their families nutritional meals
  • Send their children to school
  • Build Better Homes
  • Save For the Future

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Ongoing Mentoring

Continual mentoring and encouragement is received along the way contributing to an even greater success rate.

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At Mentors International, we know that people aren’t looking for a handout. They want to become more self-reliant. They just need a hand up to get them started on their journey.

With an average loan size of about $300, they will be well on their way.

We know it’s easy to feel like there is nothing you can do help these families living in extreme poverty.

Every donation, no matter the size will help end the cycle of poverty and pave the way to greater self-reliance.

How Your Donation Helps

Watch our video to see how your donation helps lift the poor to greater self-reliance.

Your donation does this by helping aspiring entrepreneurs receive critical business and personal development training, essential ongoing mentoring, and a small loan, allowing them to work with dignity to support their families.

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”

— Oprah Winfrey

Success Stories

The secret ingredient in Amnia’s doughnuts is ……

The secret ingredient in Amnia’s doughnuts is ……

Amnia Issah makes the best doughnuts in her village located in the Northern Region of Tamale, Ghana. Before working with Mentors Ghana she was only able to afford two sacks of flour each day to make her doughnuts to sell. After the business training and mentoring from...

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Eat Your Broccoli

Eat Your Broccoli

Those three words have plagued children and grandchildren for generations.  Believe me - I’ve both heard the command and invoked it. I’ve also shamelessly used the “starving children in Africa” strategy. Yet when it comes to broccoli - most ineffectively.   Meet Sara,...

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My Success is Because of My Mother

My Success is Because of My Mother

The Success of Maria Berta Raxon from Guatemala Maria said that her success is due to a mother that taught her the skill of weaving and Mentors Guatemala that believed in her dreams. “Mentors Guatemala extended a loving hand and provided the financial support I...

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Azura Baba sells cabbage, peppers and palm oil.

Azura Baba sells cabbage, peppers and palm oil.

Azura Baba sells cabbage, peppers and palm oil. Every week she spends about 7-8 hours riding the commercial bus into the nearest city so that she can buy the fresh produce and supplies for her shop. Azura was able to invest her micro-loan into purchasing more...

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It’s easy to understand why you might worry about where your donations are going. With so many scandals out there, you want to know how your donations help and where the money is going. In this free infographic, we show you how your donation creates a perpetual cycle of success for these hard-working entrepreneurs living in extreme poverty.

Who We Are At Mentors International

At Mentors International, we know in developing countries it is nearly impossible for families to lift themselves out of poverty. People want to provide stability for their families and improve their living situations, but they don’t know how. With limited access to education, training and access to financial resources many feel helpless and trapped in a cycle of poverty that has lasted for generations. Mentors International is making lasting differences for countless families each year.