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.

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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New Leadership

New Leadership

I am pleased to share with you some changes made within the leadership of Mentors International. United as a Board, we have appointed Chris Dunn new CEO, and he has humbly accepted. (pictured above on the left) Having served as our Vice President of Operations he has...

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Waleska

Waleska

Waleska is naturally artistic and loves creating. She would work on many side projects to bring in extra income for her family from sewing, crafting home décor, and making pinatas. It wasn’t much, but it helped. It became very difficult when her husband lost his job....

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DANIA BOUCHER

DANIA BOUCHER

Dania is one of the first participants to qualify for a loan from Mentors International in the Dominican Republic. As a mother with six children, there are many depending on her income. Dania has faithfully attended each business training class taught by our MENTORS....

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Ghana Training and MENTORING Trip

Ghana Training and MENTORING Trip

During the first two weeks in March 2020, our CEO Chris Dunn visited our branches in Ghana. His first stop was in Northern Ghana with our Tamale team of MENTORS. The mothers in this area are finding great success with our MENTORING and business training programs....

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World Hunger Day

World Hunger Day

On #WorldHungerDay we recognize the millions of families that go hungry each day. As COVID-19 spreads in developing countries many do not have enough to eat. Our mission has always been to teach people how to fish, but when there’s no fish we provide relief! In true...

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International Day of Families

International Day of Families

Today is the International Day of Families. We asked some of the individuals we serve with what “family” means to them. “Family, that's a strong word. For me, it means to feel secure, to have someone who you can count on, who shares your problems. But it also means to...

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The secret ingredient in Amnia’s doughnuts is ……

The secret ingredient in Amnia’s doughnuts is ……

Amnia Issah makes the best doughnuts in her village located in the Northern Region of Tamale, Ghana. Before working with Mentors Ghana she was only able to afford two sacks of flour each day to make her doughnuts to sell. After the business training and MENTORING from...

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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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Marisela

Marisela

Marisela Gonzales is not a stranger to hard work. She gets up around 6 am each morning to go pick up her meat order from a national meat supply company. She then goes to her small shop that is part of the Mercadito de San Judas. “My customers know that they can count...

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