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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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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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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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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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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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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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Welcome Ruth to the Team

Welcome Ruth to the Team

We are excited to welcome Ruth Martes as the new Program Manager of Mentors Dominican Republic.  Ruth Martes has a masters degree in management and productivity. Ruth is very committed to success in her personal and professional life through hard work and ethical...

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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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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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Training in the Dominican Republic

Training in the Dominican Republic

The first part of March 2019, our Pearls with Purpose program traveled to the Dominican Republic to hold their first jewelry-making class. We have partnered with two schools in the Dominican Republic that teach young teens and mothers who have been rescued from human...

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