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Peru

Serving Lima and Trujillo since 2003.

Peru

Serving Lima and Trujillo since 2003.

Peru

1,917 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.

Unfortunately, 26% of the population still lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day. (source: World Bank) 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. A strict generalized quarantine led to a GDP decline of 17.4% in the first half of 2020. According to the World Bank High-Frequency Surveys, Peruvian households experienced one of the largest employment and income losses in the Latin American Countries. Employment losses and risk aversion will affect consumption during the rest of the year, while uncertainty will continue to hamper the recovery of this country.

Through mentoring, training, and financial solutions, 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.

In Peru, we’ve also formed partnerships with Operation Underground Railroad and the Utah State University SEED Internship Program. The interns teach and mentor those rescued from human trafficking, helping them gain the skills, confidence, and financial solutions that they need to truly thrive.

Peru

1,917 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.

Unfortunately, 26% of the population still lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day. (source: World Bank) 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. A strict generalized quarantine led to a GDP decline of 17.4% in the first half of 2020. According to the World Bank High-Frequency Surveys, Peruvian households experienced one of the largest employment and income losses in the Latin American Countries. Employment losses and risk aversion will affect consumption during the rest of the year, while uncertainty will continue to hamper the recovery of this country.

Through mentoring, training, and financial solutions, 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.

In Peru, we’ve also formed partnerships with Operation Underground Railroad and the Utah State University SEED Internship Program. The interns teach and mentor those rescued from human trafficking, helping them gain the skills, confidence, and financial solutions that they need to truly thrive.

Peru

1,917 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.

Unfortunately, 26% of the population still lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day. (source: World Bank) 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. A strict generalized quarantine led to a GDP decline of 17.4% in the first half of 2020. According to the World Bank High-Frequency Surveys, Peruvian households experienced one of the largest employment and income losses in the Latin American Countries. Employment losses and risk aversion will affect consumption during the rest of the year, while uncertainty will continue to hamper the recovery of this country.

Through mentoring, training, and financial solutions, 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.

In Peru, we’ve also formed partnerships with Operation Underground Railroad and the Utah State University SEED Internship Program. The interns teach and mentor those rescued from human trafficking, helping them gain the skills, confidence, and financial solutions that they need to truly thrive.

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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 2020 they performed a combined total of 13,960 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 2020 they performed a combined total of 13,960 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 2020 they performed a combined total of 13,960 hours of community service.

Local Leadership

Local Leadership

Executive Director

Julian Sarria

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.

Executive Director

Julian Sarria

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.

2020 Impact in Peru

2020 Impact in Peru

1,394

Mentoring

sessions

365

Graduates

from vocational trianing programs

467

Small Loans

were given

116%

average Increase

in income

277%

Average Increase

in personal savings

68%

Average Decrease

in personal consumer debt

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