The Need is Great in Peru
Peru’s economy is tied heavily to mining, fishing, agriculture, and textiles. Peru has made good improvement in poverty reduction in recent years, in April 2018 the poverty rate rose for the first time in nearly two decades. Today 26% of Peruvians still live under the overall poverty line of $5.50 per day or less. The rural areas of Peru are the poorest.
In Peru we work with many different types of businesses. These families have become like family to our mentors. Watch our video to learn a little more about our dedicated team.
Mentors Peru 2019 Impact Numbers
Learning and Mentoring Center in Trujillo
Lifting Generations has one Learning and Mentoring center in Peru. This center offers certificate classes in
- Computer Skills
- Graphic Design
- Sales/Customer Service
- Personal Leadership
Paying it Forward. Students pay for their education by fulfilling a 40-hour obligation of approved service to their community.
Hours of Service in 2019
Students Graduating in 2019
Success Stories From Peru
“I am happy to contribute to this much needed social work. My part is small like a grain of sand, but united together, everything is possible.” Felipe Eduardo Zavaleta is a single father with 3 children. Wanting to improve the lives of his children Felipe enrolled in...
Julia Lopez has faced many difficulties and challenges throughout her life, but that has never stopped her from having a positive attitude and a determination to overcome, persevere, and be enthusiastic. Julia was only 17 when she found out she was expecting. The...
One of our programs in Peru involves partnerships with Operation Underground Railroad, and the Utah State University SEED Internship Program.
Interns working for Mentors International spend time teaching and mentoring those rescued from human trafficking. Through business and financial literacy
United we stand in the fight against human trafficking and the healing process of victims to become thriving survivors. Help us provide even more training and mentoring to these aftercare facilities. We would like to have a loan fund that is large enough to meet the need.
Join with us in the effort to help sex trafficking survivors discover the joys of self-reliance through entrepreneurship.
Interested in receiving mentoring, a microloan and business training
to help your small business in Peru?
We have offices in Piura, Huaral, Lima, and Trujillo.
Would you like to advance your career through our certificate training programs?
Contact our main office: Jr. Santa Carolina Nº 210 Urb. Palao San Martin de Porres, Lima, Perú.
Lima Telefone: 51015353277 | Piura Telefono: 993583517 | Huaral Telefono: 940294530 | Truijillo Telefono: 996133319
Executive Director Mentors Peru
Julian Sarria has a Bachelor in Education with an emphasis in Computer Science and Information Systems. Sarria also holds Microfinance Certification from Peruvian Catholic University. He is very committed with Microfinance Development and the use of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) as tools for poverty reduction. Before joining Mentors Peru, Sarria served in Peru as Counsel and then Chief of the “Microfinance and ICT” of a National Project of a Consortium of 16 foundations that engage in microfinance under the methodology of community banks and solidarity groups, innovating in service delivery microfinance using technology.