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 2018 Impact Numbers
Success Stories From Peru
“My greatest dream is to achieve my goals of providing the best for my daughter while becoming a successful businesswoman," said Maricruz Vasquez with joyMaricruz and her daughter Xiomara live in Peru. Because of the economic need of Maricruz’s family, while growing...read more
- SuccessCon held last week in San Diego was indeed a socially impactful experience. This was my inaugural visit to what appears to be an event filled with people with far brighter and infinitely faster minds than mine. It was an interesting feeling knowing I was...read more
Many people told Elizabeth that she couldn’t do it. Farming is too difficult for women, especially one on her own, taking care of three young children. But Elizabeth paid them no attention. Elizabeth Ruiz is a farmer and entrepreneur living in rural Piura, Peru. When...read more
We are excited to announce that Pearls with Purpose is now a program under the direction of Mentors International The purpose of this program is to provide artisans, primarily women, in underdeveloped countries the opportunity to learn the art of jewelry making along...read more
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 a microloan and business training
to help your small business in Peru?
We have branches in Piura, Huaral, Lima, and Trujillo.
Contact our local 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.