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

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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

Dulceria Melisa

Dulceria Melisa

“When I was a child I watched my grandmother Consolación run her own business of selling antiques at the door of her home. I always looked up to her, wanted to help her, and I dreamed of one day owning my own store”. - Elsa Melisa Kuffo Santiago, Peru When Elsa...

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Where I Find my Joy

Where I Find my Joy

There was the year that Domingo refers to as “The failure of his life.” That year, the price of vegetables went down so low that Domingo essentially lost his whole harvest. He began looking for additional jobs, but the whole community was struggling. Domingo was about...

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Training in the Dominican Republic Part 2

Training in the Dominican Republic Part 2

We recently returned to the Dominican Republic to teach women from La Represa and San Pedro the jewelry making skill of wire wrapping Larimar stones. They are enthusiastic about learning this new skill. Their eagerness in having training that enhances their jewelry...

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

Hayford Kofi has been working with the SEED interns as their translator in Ghana. He speaks four languages and is an innovative entrepreneur. Hayford sews, alters, and sells clothes. He was going to rent a place to set up his own shop, unfortunately, another lady...

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Marianela Cantera

Marianela Cantera

Marianela Cantera loves creating good food. From the time she was a young girl growing up in Lima, Peru, she learned the art of cooking. Marianela’s first job was as a kitchen assistant. As she helped to prepare food, she gained an appreciation for spices, colors, and...

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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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