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2015 World Impact Report
Ending Poverty Through Self-Reliance

OUR MISSION


The mission of Mentors International is to make a lasting difference in your life by helping
you serve those in extreme poverty in a self-sustaining way through business training,
character development, and financial services.

 

 

OUR VISION


Our vision is to serve millions of the world’s poor through the mutually beneficial
principles of self-reliance and prosperity.

Mark in Peru

Letter from the CEO


The past 25 years of ending poverty for millions through self-reliance has been made possible because of our donors. You are the silver lining in the cloud of poverty. The impact is far-reaching to those who previously endured the dark clouds of poverty, hunger, deprivation, and discouragement. Mentors International’s program provides borrowers with a mentor, business skills training, and small business loans. Program “graduates” enjoy the silver lining of basic necessities, hope for a better future, and dreams for their children.

Your impact is reflected in this report. Our positive outcomes are a direct result of your donations. This noble endeavor elevates lives and is the highest form of charity.

Thank you for being our partners in this work!

Mark L. Petersen
CEO and President

WORLD PARTNER MAP


Mentors International has served
3.6 MILLION PEOPLE in 6 COUNTRIES 

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Countries of Operation:
Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Peru, Ghana and the Philippines

MEET SELINA


 

Selina

Selina

Mentors International gives Selina a loan and business training for her bakery in Ghana.

Mentoring

Selina buys a new oven with her loan. Mentors also help Selina with her new accounting skills and helps her find ways to reduce business costs.

Growth

Selina is able to produce more bread and reach more clients. She grows so much she hires four additional employees.

Community

Selina increases her profits, as well as provides jobs for more families and increases her communities’ economic development.

Meet More Entrepreneurs Like Selina

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Mentors International’s Stewardship


 Mentors International is careful with ever dollar donated. Mentors international was award the four-star accreditation from Charity Navigator because we exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in our cause.

Program93%


93% Of every dollar spent goes towards our Programs and Services

Administrative7%


7% Of every dollar spent goes towards our Administrative and Fundraising Costs

WHAT SETS US APART


 

we
CARE

about those
we serve.

we
CONNECT

people to
resources.

we
CUSTOMIZE

to the needs of
each individual.

WE CARE


Mentors International is often able to provide loans to those who would otherwise have no
access to credit or other financial services.

One such group is found in Piura, Peru. This center specifically helps those who suffer from disabilities. Pictured to the right are Luis and Lydia. Luis is blind, but he still desired to open a restaurant and provide for his family.  As head of the center bank, Luis now wishes to share the success he has achieved with other handicapped entrepreneurs.

NOT JUST LOANS

We provide an array of financial services including savings, death benefits, independent loans, insurance products and training. 

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WE CONNECT


Mentors International connects our borrowers, like cardamom farmers in Guatemala, to resources to create sustainable businesses. By partnering with doTERRA® International, LLC., our borrowers can work with the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ and doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing® Initiative to improve their living conditions and business strategies. These initiatives provide borrowers with more effective methods of growing their cardamom plants, and is one example of how we help borrowers get fair market value for their crops.

 

WE VALUE OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS

 

  • doTERRA
  • Utah State SEED Program
  • Liberty Pioneer
  • Master Networks
  • George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
  • Vistex

  • Bertin Family Foundation
  • Infusionsoft
  • Soltis
  • Aviacode
  • Sunrider
  • Magleby’s

 

WE CUSTOMIZE


We respect that individuals see happiness and prosperity differently. Local staff tailors services to the individual borrower’s needs and wants.

Our new customized training program is designed around four key components to achieve self-reliance: business, home, community, and education. These circles of success help borrowers earn a living, balance their life, and grow their community.

Mentors Honduras modeled the way by teaming up with local professionals to provide pro bono services such as legal advice, tax questions, and farming tips. The community grows when we all work together.

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Our Clients

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