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Philippines

The first country we served more than 30 years ago.

Philippines

The first country we served more than 30 years ago.

Philippines

The first country we served more than 30 years ago.

Philippines

14,427 Families
Impacted Last Year

In 1990, the Philippines was the first country that Mentors International started serving in. The Philippines has an underemployment rate of up to 75% in some of the more rural regions. While there have been great strides in the last few decades, 64% of the country still lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day.

Like all developing countries, the Philippines has its own unique challenges. In particular, several major typhoons have impacted the country’s economic growth throughout recent years.

While the first Mentors International branch was opened more than 30 years ago, we are still expanding in order to best serve this country’s most in-need individuals and families. In 2018, the Davao region opened two new branches in the cities of Malita and Bansalan, respectively. In 2019, a new branch was opened in the city of Cagayan de Oro.

Since the first Mentors International branch opened, many lives have been transformed, but there are still more people in need of help. While there are many challenges in the Philippines, our mentors are working harder than ever to help the people of this beautiful country achieve sustainable self-reliance.

Philippines

14,427 Families
Impacted Last Year

In 1990, the Philippines was the first country that Mentors International started serving in. The Philippines has an underemployment rate of up to 75% in some of the more rural regions. While there have been great strides in the last few decades, 64% of the country still lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day.

Like all developing countries, the Philippines has its own unique challenges. In particular, several major typhoons have impacted the country’s economic growth throughout recent years.

While the first Mentors International branch was opened more than 30 years ago, we are still expanding in order to best serve this country’s most in-need individuals and families. In 2018, the Davao region opened two new branches in the cities of Malita and Bansalan, respectively. In 2019, a new branch was opened in the city of Cagayan de Oro.

Since the first Mentors International branch opened, many lives have been transformed, but there are still more people in need of help. While there are many challenges in the Philippines, our mentors are working harder than ever to help the people of this beautiful country achieve sustainable self-reliance.

Philippines

14,427 Families Impacted Last Year

In 1990, the Philippines was the first country that Mentors International started serving in. The Philippines has an underemployment rate of up to 75% in some of the more rural regions. While there have been great strides in the last few decades, 64% of the country still lives below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $5.50 or less per day.

Like all developing countries, the Philippines has its own unique challenges. In particular, several major typhoons have impacted the country’s economic growth throughout recent years.

While the first Mentors International branch was opened more than 30 years ago, we are still expanding in order to best serve this country’s most in-need individuals and families. In 2018, the Davao region opened two new branches in the cities of Malita and Bansalan, respectively. In 2019, a new branch was opened in the city of Cagayan de Oro.

Since the first Mentors International branch opened, many lives have been transformed, but there are still more people in need of help. While there are many challenges in the Philippines, our mentors are working harder than ever to help the people of this beautiful country achieve sustainable self-reliance.

Local Leadership

Local Leadership

Executive Director

Dean Nolasco Bermudez

Dean Nolasco Bermudez has been working for Mentors International since 2002 when he started as a Project Officer. He helped mentor and train our clients in the Philippines as they were working to qualify for their loans. Since then he has worked as a Program Manager, Branch Manager, and in 2016 he was promoted to the Executive Director for the Philippines Branch of Mentors International. He believes in the mission of Mentors International. While working for Mentors International he went back to school and received a second degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resource. He is a dedicated and loving husband and father with four kids.

Deputy Executive Director

Perfecto Gonzaga Calipes

Dean Nolasco Bermudez has been working for Mentors International since 2002 when he started as a Project Officer. He helped mentor and train our clients in the Philippines as they were working to qualify for their loans. Since then he has worked as a Program Manager, Branch Manager, and in 2016 he was promoted to the Executive Director for the Philippines Branch of Mentors International. He believes in the mission of Mentors International. While working for Mentors International he went back to school and received a second degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resource. He is a dedicated and loving husband and father with four kids.

Executive Director

Dean Nolasco Bermudez

Dean Nolasco Bermudez has been working for Mentors International since 2002 when he started as a Project Officer. He helped mentor and train our clients in the Philippines as they were working to qualify for their loans. Since then he has worked as a Program Manager, Branch Manager, and in 2016 he was promoted to the Executive Director for the Philippines Branch of Mentors International. He believes in the mission of Mentors International. While working for Mentors International he went back to school and received a second degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resource. He is a dedicated and loving husband and father with four kids.

Deputy Executive Director

Perfecto Gonzaga Calipes

Dean Nolasco Bermudez has been working for Mentors International since 2002 when he started as a Project Officer. He helped mentor and train our clients in the Philippines as they were working to qualify for their loans. Since then he has worked as a Program Manager, Branch Manager, and in 2016 he was promoted to the Executive Director for the Philippines Branch of Mentors International. He believes in the mission of Mentors International. While working for Mentors International he went back to school and received a second degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resource. He is a dedicated and loving husband and father with four kids.

2020 Impact in Philippines

2020 Impact in Philippines

22,371

Mentoring

sessions

287

New Jobs

were created

14,140

Small Loans

were given

154%

average Increase

in income

180%

Average Increase

in personal savings

57%

Average Decrease

in personal consumer debt

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