People in developing countries take pride when they realize they can end poverty through their own initiative. They improve not only their own lives, but in a widening circle of impact, the lives of their families, their communities, and their nations.
Mentors International’s clients move from everyday survival to planning for the future. They improve their businesses as well as their families’ entire socioeconomic standing. Their children eat better, live in improved housing conditions, receive better healthcare, and attend school.
When educated, children prepare themselves for the future. They make better family planning choices. They are more equipped to prevent the spread of disease and to combat poverty.
Mentors’ clients get involved in their communities. They gain the confidence and leadership skills to educate and help others living in poverty. This promotes economic growth and development.
For each person who runs a business that generates a sustaining income, an average of at least five others receive food, clothing, shelter, and education. Eventually, the positive impact of one person can lift an entire community.