Stories of Success

All of our entrepreneurs have an important story to tell. They all start the same: mentoring and training from our Mentors International team, then they are supported with a micro-loan.

Through our mentoring programs, these entrepreneurs learn accountability and other skills that improve their businesses and in turn their lives. They become successful entrepreneurs, but most important they become heroes. Heroes to their family and to themselves, they have beaten the odds and lifted themselves out of the poverty that engulfs so many in developing countries. We would like to share a few stories of some of the individuals that we have been able to serve through self-reliance.

Doris

Doris

“I have battled poverty most of my life. When a stroke took over the health of my husband I was burdened with the task of providing for our family and our four children. This small wooden structure (pictured above) was where we lived. I tried to sell consumables, but...

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Benjamin

Benjamin

Benjamin Obeng is a school graduate from Abomosu, Ghana. This is a great accomplishment! Benjamin lost his father at a very young age and was raised by a single parent. At the age of 15, he lost his mum suddenly through a terrible sickness. Unable to pay for school...

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Carmela Tiul

Carmela Tiul

The Success of Carmela Tiul from Guatemala   “I am really grateful to Mentors Guatemala for trusting us. They have motivated me and my husband to do so much more than we ever thought was possible. Our mentor, Alberto Coy visits us twice a month. He has trained us...

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Gladys

Gladys

Gladys was one of the first women in line eager to start learning from Mentors Ghana when we opened our branch in Ghana back in 2015. Her soft-spoken, but determined manner touched our heart when we met her. A refugee from Nigeria, Gladys never finished her basic...

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Welcome Ruth to the Team

Welcome Ruth to the Team

We are excited to welcome Ruth Martes as the new Program Manager of Mentors Dominican Republic.  Ruth Martes has a masters degree in management and productivity. Ruth is very committed to success in her personal and professional life through hard work and ethical...

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Pearls With Purpose

Pearls With Purpose

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...

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Maria

Maria

The Success of Maria from Tolon, Ghana Maira’s mother wasn’t able to give her much, but she gave her love and the knowledge and skills to create masterful culinary delights, from next to nothing. Tolon is a very small village, but everyone knows Maria’s spaghetti...

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Training in the Dominican Republic

Training in the Dominican Republic

The first part of March 2019, our Pearls with Purpose program traveled to the Dominican Republic to hold their first jewelry-making class. We have partnered with two schools in the Dominican Republic that teach young teens and mothers who have been rescued from human...

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A Powerful Change

A Powerful Change

A powerful change occurs when you give someone a chance.   People in developing countries take pride when they realize they can get out of poverty through their own initiative. They improve not only their own lives, but in a widening circle of impact, the lives...

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