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Guatemala

Serving from Guatemala City to the most rural regions.

Guatemala

Serving from Guatemala City to the most rural regions.

Guatemala

5,948 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 1995, Mentors International empowers the Guatemalan people of this beautiful nation through mentorship, training, and financial solutions. Guatemala has the largest population in Central America, which has enjoyed relatively stable economic growth over the last few decades.

Despite this growth, economic inequality and poverty have increased, especially among the rural indigenous population. Currently, 49% of the population lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day.

With in-depth classes, individualized mentoring, and access to small-loans, savings accounts, insurance plans, and other financial services, individuals and families are able to transform generational poverty into sustainable Self-Reliance.

By offering business and vocational training tailored to each individual’s needs and goals, students are able to either start their own business or to work at someone else’s. They also receive ongoing mentorship to help them keep progressing towards their goals. This combination creates a ripple effect of prosperity throughout local communities, creating sustainable economic growth.

Guatemala

5,948 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 1995, Mentors International empowers the Guatemalan people of this beautiful nation through mentorship, training, and financial solutions. Guatemala has the largest population in Central America, which has enjoyed relatively stable economic growth over the last few decades.

Despite this growth, economic inequality and poverty have increased, especially among the rural indigenous population. Currently, 49% of the population lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day.

With in-depth classes, individualized mentoring, and access to small-loans, savings accounts, insurance plans, and other financial services, individuals and families are able to transform generational poverty into sustainable Self-Reliance.

By offering business and vocational training tailored to each individual’s needs and goals, students are able to either start their own business or to work at someone else’s. They also receive ongoing mentorship to help them keep progressing towards their goals. This combination creates a ripple effect of prosperity throughout local communities, creating sustainable economic growth.

Guatemala

5,948 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 1995, Mentors International empowers the Guatemalan people of this beautiful nation through mentorship, training, and financial solutions. Guatemala has the largest population in Central America, which has enjoyed relatively stable economic growth over the last few decades.

Despite this growth, economic inequality and poverty have increased, especially among the rural indigenous population. Currently, 49% of the population lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day.

With in-depth classes, individualized mentoring, and access to small-loans, savings accounts, insurance plans, and other financial services, individuals and families are able to transform generational poverty into sustainable Self-Reliance.

By offering business and vocational training tailored to each individual’s needs and goals, students are able to either start their own business or to work at someone else’s. They also receive ongoing mentorship to help them keep progressing towards their goals. This combination creates a ripple effect of prosperity throughout local communities, creating sustainable economic growth.

Guatemala

Learning and Mentoring Center
in Guatemala City

At our Learning and Mentoring Center, 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. In 2019, there were 278 vocational training graduates that performed a combined total of 14,035 hours of community service.

Guatemala

Learning and Mentoring Center
in Guatemala City

At our Learning and Mentoring Center, 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. In 2019, there were 278 vocational training graduates that performed a combined total of 14,035 hours of community service.

Guatemala

Learning and Mentoring Center
in Guatemala City

At our Learning and Mentoring Center, 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. In 2019, there were 278 vocational training graduates that performed a combined total of 14,035 hours of community service.

Local Leadership

Local Leadership

Executive Country Director

Ramon Dario Lorenzana

Ramon Dario Lorenzana was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He graduated as a Civil Engineer at the National University of Honduras. He is about to finish a postgraduate in Digital Entrepreneurship. His work experience has been in Business Administration, Land Development, and management with INDISA Manufacturing of various products such as confections and food packaging. He has worked for our organization since 2003.
He was in charge of opening our offices in Chinandega, Managua, and Masaya in Nicaragua; the San Miguel office in El Salvador; the Comayagua office in Honduras; the Retalhuleu and Quetzaltenango offices in Guatemala; and the Oaxaca and Tuxtla Gutiérrez offices in Mexico. He was also in charge of opening the Learning and Mentoring Center (LMC) in 2016 in Guatemala City.

He is married to Gloria Delgado and they have two children, but his favorite is his little granddaughter Piti.

Director Financial Solutions

Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Sierra

Daniel Alberto Rodrigues Sierra, was born and raised in Guatemala City. He has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and an MBA specializing in Finance and Marketing from Atlantic International University. Sierra previously served as the Executive Director in Mentors Guatemala, but was promoted in 2008 as to provide supervision to all Mentors’ Latin American programs.

Program Director

Gloria De Castellanos

Gloria de Castellanos holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology Science and Business Administration from a prestigious Guatemalan University. Originally from Guatemala City, Gloria feels blessed and grateful for being part of an organization with such lofty aims, which blesses the lives of everyone involved, not only mentees but their families as well; especially the poor children.

Executive Country Director

Ramon Dario Lorenzana

Ramon Dario Lorenzana was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He graduated as a Civil Engineer at the National University of Honduras. He is about to finish a postgraduate in Digital Entrepreneurship. His work experience has been in Business Administration, Land Development, and management with INDISA Manufacturing of various products such as confections and food packaging. He has worked for our organization since 2003.
He was in charge of opening our offices in Chinandega, Managua, and Masaya in Nicaragua; the San Miguel office in El Salvador; the Comayagua office in Honduras; the Retalhuleu and Quetzaltenango offices in Guatemala; and the Oaxaca and Tuxtla Gutiérrez offices in Mexico. He was also in charge of opening the Learning and Mentoring Center (LMC) in 2016 in Guatemala City.

He is married to Gloria Delgado and they have two children, but his favorite is his little granddaughter Piti.

Director Financial Solutions

Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Sierra

Daniel Alberto Rodrigues Sierra, was born and raised in Guatemala City. He has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and an MBA specializing in Finance and Marketing from Atlantic International University. Sierra previously served as the Executive Director in Mentors Guatemala, but was promoted in 2008 as to provide supervision to all Mentors’ Latin American programs.

Program Director

Gloria De Castellanos

Gloria de Castellanos holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology Science and Business Administration from a prestigious Guatemalan University. Originally from Guatemala City, Gloria feels blessed and grateful for being part of an organization with such lofty aims, which blesses the lives of everyone involved, not only mentees but their families as well; especially the poor children.

2019 Impact in Guatemala

2019 Impact in Guatemala

12

Mentoring

sessions

12

Graduates

from vocational trianing programs

12

Small Loans

were given

159%

average Increase

in income

550%

Average Increase

in personal savings

65%

Average Decrease

in personal consumer debt

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