ENDING POVERTY THROUGH MENTORING, TRAINING, AND SMALL LOANS

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

Rita Mareno is a real go-getter

Rita Mareno is a real go-getter

Rita Mareno is a real go-getter. She owns a shop where she sells a variety of rice, and she also owns a small luncheonette. She is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, never taking a day off. Rita is very grateful for the mentoring and lessons she had learned from...

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Many people told Elizabeth that she couldn’t do it!

Many people told Elizabeth that she couldn’t do it!

Many people told Elizabeth that she couldn’t do it. Farming is too difficult for women, especially one on her own, taking care of three young children. But Elizabeth paid them no attention. Elizabeth Ruiz is a farmer and entrepreneur living in rural Piura, Peru. When...

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Learning and Applying the Lessons

Learning and Applying the Lessons

“The experience that stands out in my mind is of an older lady taking care of her granddaughter. Together they ran a small tindahan (store) in their house. Even though the Philippines is overly saturated with these kinds of stores, every time my partner and I visited...

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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.