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Dominican Republic

Serving this Caribbean nation since 2019.

Dominican Republic

Serving this Caribbean nation since 2019.

Dominican Republic

212 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 2019, Mentors 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.

The Dominican Republic is also a source and destination for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. It’s estimated that between 60,000 and 100,000 women work as prostitutes. In addition, many families don’t have proper documentation, which prevents children from attending school and parents from applying for jobs.

Through partnerships with local organizations, we are able to help survivors of human trafficking, recent immigrants, and poverty-stricken families to achieve sustainable self-reliance.

We provide personalized training to help them make sound business and financial decisions, as well as classes that teach life skills and foster leadership and commitment. Mentees also receive ongoing mentorship and, if beneficial to their goals, will be able to receive small loans and other financial solutions that they otherwise would not have access to.

Dominican Republic

212 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 2019, Mentors 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.

The Dominican Republic is also a source and destination for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. It’s estimated that between 60,000 and 100,000 women work as prostitutes. In addition, many families don’t have proper documentation, which prevents children from attending school and parents from applying for jobs.

Through partnerships with local organizations, we are able to help survivors of human trafficking, recent immigrants, and poverty-stricken families to achieve sustainable self-reliance.

We provide personalized training to help them make sound business and financial decisions, as well as classes that teach life skills and foster leadership and commitment. Mentees also receive ongoing mentorship and, if beneficial to their goals, will be able to receive small loans and other financial solutions that they otherwise would not have access to.

Dominican Republic

212 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 2019, Mentors 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.

The Dominican Republic is also a source and destination for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. It’s estimated that between 60,000 and 100,000 women work as prostitutes. In addition, many families don’t have proper documentation, which prevents children from attending school and parents from applying for jobs.

Through partnerships with local organizations, we are able to help survivors of human trafficking, recent immigrants, and poverty-stricken families to achieve sustainable self-reliance.

We provide personalized training to help them make sound business and financial decisions, as well as classes that teach life skills and foster leadership and commitment. Mentees also receive ongoing mentorship and, if beneficial to their goals, will be able to receive small loans and other financial solutions that they otherwise would not have access to.

Dominican Republic

Learning and Mentoring Center
in Santo Domingo

At our Learning and Mentoring Center, planned to open in January 2021, students can receive business and 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.

Dominican Republic

Learning and Mentoring Center
in Santo Domingo

At our Learning and Mentoring Center, planned to open in January 2021, students can receive business and 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.

Dominican Republic

Learning and Mentoring Center in Santo Domingo

At our Learning and Mentoring Center, planned to open in January 2021, students can receive business and 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.

Local Leadership

Local Leadership

Program Manager

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.

Program Manager

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.

2020 Impact in the Dominican Republic

2020 Impact in the Dominican Republic

65

Mentoring

sessions

25

New Jobs

were created

139

Small Loans

were given

154%

average Increase

in income

180%

Average Increase

in personal savings

57%

Average Decrease

in personal consumer debt

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