Our Impact

 

For almost 30 years Mentors International has been empowering the world’s poor to grow in greater self-reliance through personal and business mentoring and access to financial services.

Over 4.5 MILLION people have been impacted by the programs and services we offer. During 2018, the entrepreneurs we served were able to increase their incomes on average by 52%.

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2018 Impact Numbers

Families Impacted

Mentoring Sessions

Training Sessions

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Re-Payment Rate

Jobs Created

Loans Disbursed

2018 was a Busy Year

  • We opened up Mentors Nepal and announced Mentors Dominican Republic.
  • We expanded into 6 new regions within the countries we already serve.
  • We held 60,499 mentoring sessions and 20,698 training sessions.

There are many more accomplishments highlighted in our 2018 impact report. This report is short and easy to read.

Success Stories From Around the World

Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

After Kwasi Boateng lost his job he moved his family from the city to a smaller village in Tamale in Ghana to live with family. Kwasi started peasant farming with his wife in the village in hopes of providing for his family. Unfortunately, the land was not fertile...

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Opening Up Their Own Embroidery Shop

Opening Up Their Own Embroidery Shop

Being the fifth son in a family of six boys, and facing many adversities as a child didn’t stop Carlos A. Batrzin from having a cheerful countenance and a determined spirit. Carlos was only able to complete the third grade when he was needed to start working to help...

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Stop duplicating efforts and start multiplying synergies

Stop duplicating efforts and start multiplying synergies

One of the more important and driving insights that has “come to me” (meaning not mine but from somewhere or someone else - perhaps even divine) - is among the many NGO’s and as a whole - we need to stop duplicating efforts and start multiplying synergies. I have...

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I Started With Two Sewing Machines

I Started With Two Sewing Machines

“I only completed my 5th year of schooling and now look at my daughter today, she is a university graduate! I started with two sewing machines that I purchased second hand. Today I own four housing units. Three for my business, and one for my family. I made sure that...

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That “Ah-Ha” Moment

That “Ah-Ha” Moment

After attending and graduating from Mentors International training classes, Freddy Orlando Gomez had several “ah-ha” moments and thought of many ways to increase his sales. Over the last year, he has more than doubled in income from his snow cone business. Freddy...

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Our Mission

Empowering the world’s poor to grow in self-reliance through personal and business mentoring and access to financial services.

Mentors International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN/tax ID No. 43-1536498.

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