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The Men That Saved the Revolutionary War

The Men That Saved the Revolutionary War

How did Robert Morris and Hyam Salomon save the Revolutionary War? Answer: They financed the Revolution!   During the time from 1781 to 1784, Robert Morris served as the Superintendent of Finance, managing the economy of the fledgling United States. As the...

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How You Can Make a Difference This Summer

How You Can Make a Difference This Summer

Poverty poses numerous problems, throughout the world, every day. Almost half of the world’s population lives off less than US $2.50 per day. With such limited resources, most find access to decent education, proper nutrition, and safe living circumstances nearly...

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SuccessCon – Social Impact at it’s Best!

SuccessCon – Social Impact at it’s Best!

- SuccessCon held last week in San Diego was indeed a socially impactful experience. This was my inaugural visit to what appears to be an event filled with people with far brighter and infinitely faster minds than mine. It was an interesting feeling knowing I was...

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Celebrating Mothers

Celebrating Mothers

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Universally all mother’s love their children, are grateful for them and want the very best for them. Interestingly this is the case independent of circumstances - however challenging they may be. And for some - these...

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Working Together We Become Stronger

Working Together We Become Stronger

“I do it for my family. By working together we become stronger.” Hilda and her family are pillars in their community and they are often found serving others. Hilda Soler, her husband, and four children live in Honduras. Her husband has worked for the Hondutel...

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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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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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SEED This!

SEED This!

  I am extremely proud of the collaborative approach of Mentors International with other NGO’s and learning institutions. This attitude was already in place when I came on board, and from my perspective - it’s sorely needed among the charitable organizations...

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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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In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

“In the Dominican Republic, I was teaching business and entrepreneurship principles to young women at two different schools who had been rescued from human trafficking or who are at high risk. These students always would help each other. If someone was having...

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