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

Eat Your Broccoli

Eat Your Broccoli

Those three words have plagued children and grandchildren for generations.  Believe me - I’ve both heard the command and invoked it. I’ve also shamelessly used the “starving children in Africa” strategy. Yet when it comes to broccoli - most ineffectively.   Meet Sara,...

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My Success is Because of My Mother

My Success is Because of My Mother

The Success of Maria Berta Raxon from Guatemala Maria said that her success is due to a mother that taught her the skill of weaving and Mentors Guatemala that believed in her dreams. “Mentors Guatemala extended a loving hand and provided the financial support I...

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Azura Baba sells cabbage, peppers and palm oil.

Azura Baba sells cabbage, peppers and palm oil.

Azura Baba sells cabbage, peppers and palm oil. Every week she spends about 7-8 hours riding the commercial bus into the nearest city so that she can buy the fresh produce and supplies for her shop. Azura was able to invest her micro-loan into purchasing more...

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Salima Started Out With Nothing

Salima Started Out With Nothing

Salima had nothing. She felt alone and helpless as she struggled to provide for her daughter. Salina has a bad leg and she struggles to walk even with the help from a cane. Because of her condition, no one would hire her. She was surprised to hear that there were...

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Mariam is a kind-hearted leader

Mariam is a kind-hearted leader

Mariam is the kind-hearted leader of the loan center group in Tolon. She has been working with Mentors Ghana in Tamale for the last year, and now she is sharing her knowledge with the women in Tolon, serving as their group leader. She stands proudly next to her new...

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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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