Peru2022-01-13T18:25:37-05:00

Peru

Serving Lima and Trujillo since 2003.

Peru

Serving Lima and Trujillo since 2003.

Peru

1,287 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 2003 in Peru, Mentors International works with many types of businesses, helping entrepreneurs to uplift their lives and the lives of those around them. The country’s economy is heavily tied to mining, fishing, agriculture, and textiles, which have helped to improve poverty rates throughout recent years.

According to the World Bank, 26% of the population still lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day. The rural areas of Peru are the poorest, leaving many families unable to even sustain, much less improve, their situations.

Peru has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Peruvian households experienced one of the largest employment and income losses in the Latin American Countries. Strict and prolonged quarantines have led to significant losses of income for families working in a variety of industries.

Through mentoring, job-focused training, and micro-loans, these individuals and families are able to start businesses, find jobs, decrease debt, and increase savings. Ultimately, they are able to transform generational poverty into sustainable self-reliance. As their prosperity increases, they in turn uplift and empower others in their communities, even in the midst of this pandemic.

Peru

1,287 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 2003 in Peru, Mentors International works with many types of businesses, helping entrepreneurs to uplift their lives and the lives of those around them. The country’s economy is heavily tied to mining, fishing, agriculture, and textiles, which have helped to improve poverty rates throughout recent years.

According to the World Bank, 26% of the population still lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day. The rural areas of Peru are the poorest, leaving many families unable to even sustain, much less improve, their situations.

Peru has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Peruvian households experienced one of the largest employment and income losses in the Latin American Countries. Strict and prolonged quarantines have led to significant losses of income for families working in a variety of industries.

Through mentoring, job-focused training, and micro-loans, these individuals and families are able to start businesses, find jobs, decrease debt, and increase savings. Ultimately, they are able to transform generational poverty into sustainable self-reliance. As their prosperity increases, they in turn uplift and empower others in their communities, even in the midst of this pandemic.

Peru

1,287 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 2003 in Peru, Mentors International works with many types of businesses, helping entrepreneurs to uplift their lives and the lives of those around them. The country’s economy is heavily tied to mining, fishing, agriculture, and textiles, which have helped to improve poverty rates throughout recent years.

According to the World Bank, 26% of the population still lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day. The rural areas of Peru are the poorest, leaving many families unable to even sustain, much less improve, their situations.

Peru has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Peruvian households experienced one of the largest employment and income losses in the Latin American Countries. Strict and prolonged quarantines have led to significant losses of income for families working in a variety of industries.

Through mentoring, job-focused training, and micro-loans, these individuals and families are able to start businesses, find jobs, decrease debt, and increase savings. Ultimately, they are able to transform generational poverty into sustainable self-reliance. As their prosperity increases, they in turn uplift and empower others in their communities, even in the midst of this pandemic.

peru

Centers for Education and Mentoring in Lima and Trujillo

At our Centers for Education and Mentoring, students can receive business and job-focused vocational training in:

English

Sales/Customer Service

Computer Skills

Personal Leadership

Graphics Design

Students pay for their classes by performing 40 hours of approved community service. In 2021 they performed a combined total of 24,921 hours of community service.

peru

Centers for Education and Mentoring in Lima and Trujillo

At our Centers for Education and Mentoring, students can receive business and job-focused vocational training in:

English

Sales/Customer Service

Computer Skills

Personal Leadership

Graphics Design

Students pay for their classes by performing 40 hours of approved community service. In 2021 they performed a combined total of 24,921 hours of community service.

peru

Centers for Education and Mentoring in Lima and Trujillo

At our Centers for Education and Mentoring, students can receive business and job-focused vocational training in:

English

Sales/Customer Service

Computer Skills

Personal Leadership

Graphics Design

Students pay for their classes by performing 40 hours of approved community service. In 2021 they performed a combined total of 24,921 hours of community service.

Local Leadership

Local Leadership

Executive Director Peru

Ralph Cabeza Vilchez

Ralph Cabeza Vilchez graduated from the Private University “Señor de Sipán” with degrees in Criminal Procedural, Administrative Law, and a degree in Business Administration. He has more than 10 years of experience as a lawyer.

He started working for Cause For Hope/Lifting Generations in 2011. He was serving as the director of operations in Peru when they merged with Mentors International. He has helped establish our satellite branches in Venezuela. Currently, he serves as the Country Director for Mentors International in Peru.

Ralph is married to Mónica and they have two children Benjamín, and Victoria.

Financial Solutions Director

Julian Sarria

Julian Sarria has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Computer Science and Information Systems. Sarria also holds Microfinance Certification from the Peruvian Catholic University. He is very committed to Microfinance Development and the use of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) as tools for poverty reduction. Before joining Mentors International in Peru, Julian 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.

CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND MENTORING Director

Manuel Oswaldo Mendoza Moreno

Oswaldo Mendoza Moreno studied electronics and administration courses throughout his career. His sister owns a call center and he was the sales coach for this business for over 20 years. In 2011 he began working as a Professional Mentor with Mentors International. In 2018 he was promoted to the Director for the Center for Education and Mentoring in Trujillo, Peru. Oswaldo and his wife Silvia have four children and two grandchildren. Oswaldo shares that from a very young age he learned to work hard and to help people, he is very happy to be a part of this great team at Mentors International..

EXECUTIVE DIREVTOR PERU

Ralph Cabeza Vilchez

Ralph Cabeza Vilchez graduated from the Private University “Señor de Sipán” with degrees in Criminal Procedural, Administrative Law, and a degree in Business Administration. He has more than 10 years of experience as a lawyer.

He started working for Cause For Hope/Lifting Generations in 2011. He was serving as the director of operations in Peru when they merged with Mentors International. He has helped establish our satellite branches in Venezuela. Currently, he serves as the Country Director for Mentors International in Peru.

Ralph is married to Mónica and they have two children Benjamín, and Victoria.

Financial Solutions Director

Julian Sarria

Julian Sarria has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Computer Science and Information Systems. Sarria also holds Microfinance Certification from the Peruvian Catholic University. He is very committed to Microfinance Development and the use of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) as tools for poverty reduction. Before joining Mentors International in Peru, Julian 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.

CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND MENTORING Director

Manuel Oswaldo Mendoza Moreno

Oswaldo Mendoza Moreno studied electronics and administration courses throughout his career. His sister owns a call center and he was the sales coach for this business for over 20 years. In 2011 he began working as a Professional Mentor with Mentors International. In 2018 he was promoted to the Director for the Center for Education and Mentoring in Trujillo, Peru. Oswaldo and his wife Silvia have four children and two grandchildren. Oswaldo shares that from a very young age he learned to work hard and to help people, he is very happy to be a part of this great team at Mentors International.

2021 Impact in Peru

2021 Impact in Peru

2,350

Mentoring

sessions

743

Graduates

from vocational trianing programs

437

Small Loans

were given

62%

average Increase

in income

79%

Average Increase

in personal savings

44%

Average Decrease

in personal consumer debt

Success Stories from Peru

Success Stories from Peru

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