ENDING POVERTY THROUGH MENTORING, EDUCATION, BUSINESS TRAINING, AND SMALL LOANSWith your help, families in struggling communities throughout the world are breaking free from the cycle of poverty through education and entrepreneurship. DONATE TODAY
It’s easy for people to feel trapped in an endless cycle of poverty. This is especially true for families who live in struggling third world economies. With little access to education, training, or financial resources, this cycle of poverty can last for generations. It doesn’t have to be like this anymore.
After a civil conflict destroyed Virginia’s family farm and left her with next to nothing she didn’t know where to turn.
“Mentors International believed in me. They supported me and provided the resources to grow my business. My children are in school and I have been able to make improvements to our home. Thank you Mentors International for bringing hope to the hopeless.”
In October 2019, Mentors International and Lifting Generations two leading mentoring organizations merged their international and domestic operations, creating one of the largest nonprofit organizations focused on empowering, mentoring, and teaching the world’s poor.
We are taking the best of both organizations and creating an innovative and world-class mentoring and educational organization that will help teach and empower the poor on their journey towards sustainable long-term self-reliance.
How your donation helps families create a new legacy and a path to greater self-reliance.
The families we work with have little to no education. Our educational certificate classes and our business development training programs are designed to help these impoverished individuals find better jobs or successfully start and improve their businesses.
Apply For a Loan
These developing entrepreneurs then apply for a micro-loan which they will use to invest in their businesses. With our perpetual loan model, your donations impact becomes greater.
Grow Their Business
As these entrepreneurs grow in self-reliance they become able to:
- Afford to feed their families nutritional meals
- Send their children to school
- Build Better Homes
- Save For the Future
At Mentors International, we know that people aren’t looking for a handout. They want to become more self-reliant.
They just need a hand up to get them started on their journey.
With mentoring and education, individuals can start their journey.
We know it’s easy to feel like there is nothing you can do help these families living in extreme poverty.
Every donation, no matter the size will help end the cycle of poverty and pave the way to greater self-reliance.
How Your Donation Helps
Watch our video to see how your donation helps lift the poor to greater self-reliance.
Your donation does this by helping aspiring individuals receive essential ongoing mentoring and critical education, personal development and business skills training, and if needed a small loan, allowing them to work with dignity to support their families.
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”— Oprah Winfrey
Part of the entrepreneurial training that we provide includes financial literacy classes. Our mentors teach these women how to manage their incomes, get out of personal consumer debt, and save for the future. In May 2019 we started our “Savings Box” program. Our...
“I can do this! I am becoming a successful businesswoman.” - Mercedes When our volunteer MENTOR Hazel first met Mercedes, she was struggling to run her little tienda in the front of her home. Mercedes was also burdened by lots of personal debt from other lending...
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Who We Are At Mentors International
At Mentors International, we know in developing countries it is nearly impossible