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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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

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 the 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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Flowers From Peru

Flowers From Peru

In the desert region of Ica, Peru, a beautiful and strong-willed girl named Nilva Linda was born. Nilva was one of eight children. With a large family living under one roof, schooling and clothing were expenses that were always a concern. The whole family learned how...

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I see life as a long university education

I see life as a long university education

“I kept challenging myself daily. I see life as a long university education that I never had. Every day I am learning something new with Mentors Peru, which helps me improve my business,” Mayra says with enthusiasm and gratitude.Mayra Lopez, an entrepreneurial woman...

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Farming for Generations

Farming for Generations

Arnulfo Lopez has lived his whole life in the agriculture region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. He is a strong, dedicated, and hard-working farmer. His father was a farmer, as was his father, and so on. It is all they have ever known. Education was never a priority for...

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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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