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Mentors International in the Dominican Republic serves some of the most at-risk communities in the region. Due to drastic income inequality, 32% of the population lives below the poverty line of $5.50 per day.
Mentors International provides personalized training to help individuals make sound business and financial decisions and vocational classes that teach life skills and foster leadership and commitment. Mentees also receive ongoing mentorship and can apply for and receive small loans to invest in their businesses if beneficial to their goals.
Our clients are strong and resilient. With sustained mentoring from Mentors International professional mentors and trainers, they have supported their families and, in many cases, got ahead during this challenging economic time.
Mentors International is growing in the Dominican Republic. In January 2022, we opened our first Learning and Mentoring Center in Santo Domingo. Thereby positioning us to serve throughout the Dominican Republic and branch out virtually to other Caribbean countries.
The Dominican Republic has one of the highest rates of human trafficking and forced labor. Through partnerships with local organizations, we help survivors of human trafficking, recent immigrants, and poverty-stricken families achieve sustainable self-reliance.