Our Impact

 

For 30 years Mentors International and Lifting Generations have been empowering the world’s poor to grow in greater self-reliance through mentoring, educational courses, business training and access to financial solutions.

Over 4.5 MILLION people have been impacted by the programs and services we offer. During 2019, the families we served were able to increase their incomes on average by 52%.

Mentors International
2019 Impact Numbers

Families Impacted

Mentoring Sessions

Training Sessions

%

Re-Payment Rate

Jobs Created

Loans Disbursed

Lifting Generations
2019 Impact Numbers

Students received job-focused education

%

Job Placement Rate for Graduates

Service Hours Performed

%

Average Increase in Income

Individuals Received Professional Mentoring Services

%

Increase in Personal Savings

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

Maria Alonzo

Maria Alonzo

“Thanks to Mentors Guatemala for having offered me a hand up at the crucial moment of my life and for supporting me in each of my achievements.” Maria Alonzo lives in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. She is kind, strong, innovative, and determined to care for her children....

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Learning New Skills

Learning New Skills

“I am loving teaching and mentoring in La Romana, Dominican Republic this semester. One young man that we have met, and whom we are excited to begin teaching, is named Jose. Jose is stuck as a wage worker at an empanada stand in a country that’s minimum wage equates...

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Today, Marta is the Boss

Today, Marta is the Boss

In search of success, Marta Trujillo Meza is always looking for new opportunities to get ahead and improve her life.  Marta arrived in Lima, Peru from the jungle area of Huanuco, Peru when she was twenty-five years old. She had six children and big dreams to fulfill....

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Having a Positive Outlook on Life

Having a Positive Outlook on Life

“Doña María has a very positive outlook on life. Day by day, little by little, she tries to improve her quality of life and that of her whole family, and that is something to admire.” - Eduardo López, her mentor from Mentors Guatemala. With the advice from Mentors...

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I received so much more than just a loan.

I received so much more than just a loan.

“I love my family and I want to make sure that I can take good care of them.” Rolando, from Guatemala. Rolando and Maria Sinay are the happy parents of two beautiful daughters, Maria Everilda, 11 years-old, and Ashlin Estella, 9 years-old. They are a close family 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 and Lifting Generations are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. EIN/tax ID No. 43-1536498.

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