Dominican Republic2022-10-31T18:40:28-04:00

Dominican Republic

Serving this Caribbean nation since 2019.

Dominican Republic

Serving this Caribbean nation since 2019.

Dominican Republic

429 Families
Impacted Last Year

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.

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Dominican Republic

390 Families
Impacted Last Year

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.

Watch How

Dominican Republic

429 Families
Impacted Last Year

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.

Watch How

Dominican Republic

Center for Education and Mentoring in Santo Domingo

Our Center for Education and Mentoring opened in January 2022, here students can receive business and job-focused vocational training in:

Entrepreneurial Training

Graphic Design

English

Sales/Customer Service

Computer Skills

Personal Leadership

Students pay for their classes by performing 40 hours of approved community service. In 2022, there were 390 vocational training graduates that performed a combined total of 6,563 hours of community service in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic

Center for Education Mentoring in Santo Domingo

Our Center for Education and Mentoring opened in January 2022, here students can receive business and job-focused vocational training in:

Entrepreneurial Training

Graphic Design

English

Sales/Customer Service

Computer Skills

Personal Leadership

Students pay for their classes by performing 40 hours of approved community service. In 2022, there were 390 vocational training graduates that performed a combined total of 6,563 hours of community service in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic

Center for Education Mentoring in Santo Domingo

Our Center for Education and Mentoring opened in January 2022, here students can receive business and job-focused vocational training in:

Entrepreneurial Training

Graphic Design

English

Sales/Customer Service

Computer Skills

Personal Leadership

Students pay for their classes by performing 40 hours of approved community service. In 2022, there were 390 vocational training graduates that performed a combined total of 6,563 hours of community service in the Dominican Republic.

Local Leadership

Local Leadership

Executive Country Director

Ruth Martes

Ruth Martes has a master’s degree in management and productivity. Ruth is very committed to success in her personal and professional life through hard work and ethical values. She is a faithful believer in God and loves all of His children. Prior to joining Mentors International, Ruth has had extensive experience in microfinance. One of her passions is to serve and mentor people with limited resources. From a very young age, she learned the value of commitment and responsibility. She is very excited to bring these talents and skills to Mentors International.

Executive Country Director

Ruth Martes

Ruth Martes has a master’s degree in management and productivity. Ruth is very committed to success in her personal and professional life through hard work and ethical values. She is a faithful believer in God and loves all of His children. Prior to joining Mentors International, Ruth has had extensive experience in microfinance. One of her passions is to serve and mentor people with limited resources. From a very young age, she learned the value of commitment and responsibility. She is very excited to bring these talents and skills to Mentors International.

2022 Impact in the Dominican Republic

2022 Impact in the Dominican Republic

293

Mentoring

sessions

128

New Jobs

were created

69

Small Loans

were given

70%

average Increase

in income

45%

Average Increase

in personal savings

35%

Average Decrease

in personal consumer debt

Success Stories from Dominican Republic

Success Stories from Dominican Republic

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