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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

Mentoring Sessions

Training Sessions

Jobs Created

Loans Disbursed

Families Impacted


Re-Payment Rate

Learning and Mentoring Center in Trujillo

Lifting Generations has one Learning and Mentoring center in Peru. This center offers certificate classes in

  • English
  • 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

Franklin Juarez Zeta

Franklin Juarez Zeta

The Success of Franklin Juarez Zeta from Peru   In the region of Piura, Peru lives Franklin Juarez Zeta, his wife Rosa and their two children; a six-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son. Franklin is a dedicated father and provider.  Franklin enjoys working...

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Serving During COVID-19

Serving During COVID-19

“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...

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Rosa Ordenez

Rosa Ordenez

Miss Rosa Ordenez is from Lima, Peru. She is a humble woman and at the same time, she is strong, cheerful, persevering, enterprising, and has a warm and inviting smile. She is a dedicated daughter that also takes care of her mother. When Rosa was younger, she had a...

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Maria Cordoba

Maria Cordoba

Maria Cordoba is a dedicated mother that wants her daughters to have every advantage that she didn’t have. Maria is also an entrepreneur and knows how difficult it is to start your own business, and even more so how difficult it is to start all over again. As a single...

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My MENTORS taught me how to save.

My MENTORS taught me how to save.

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...

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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 classes, these survivors learn new skills to succeed. With mentoring as the key, supported by small loans, new businesses are being created.

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

Local Leadership

Julian Sarria

Julian Sarria

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.

Support Our Mission in Peru and Throughout the World.

You can make it possible for more impoverished entrepreneurs and their families to experience the true joy of self-reliance.  

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