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.

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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Eat Your Broccoli

Eat Your Broccoli

Those three words have plagued children and grandchildren for generations.  Believe me - I’ve both heard the command and invoked it. I’ve also shamelessly used the “starving children in Africa” strategy. Yet when it comes to broccoli - most ineffectively.   Meet Sara,...

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Mariam is a kind-hearted leader

Mariam is a kind-hearted leader

Mariam is the kind-hearted leader of the loan center group in Tolon. She has been working with Mentors Ghana in Tamale for the last year, and now she is sharing her knowledge with the women in Tolon, serving as their group leader. She stands proudly next to her new...

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SuccessCon – Social Impact at it’s Best!

SuccessCon – Social Impact at it’s Best!

- 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...

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My Success is Because of My Mother

My Success is Because of My Mother

The Success of Maria Berta Raxon from Guatemala Maria said that her success is due to a mother that taught her the skill of weaving and Mentors Guatemala that believed in her dreams. “Mentors Guatemala extended a loving hand and provided the financial support I...

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Salima Started Out With Nothing

Salima Started Out With Nothing

Salima had nothing. She felt alone and helpless as she struggled to provide for her daughter. Salina has a bad leg and she struggles to walk even with the help from a cane. Because of her condition, no one would hire her. She was surprised to hear that there were...

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Azura Baba sells cabbage, peppers and palm oil.

Azura Baba sells cabbage, peppers and palm oil.

Azura Baba sells cabbage, peppers and palm oil. Every week she spends about 7-8 hours riding the commercial bus into the nearest city so that she can buy the fresh produce and supplies for her shop. Azura was able to invest her micro-loan into purchasing more...

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Rita Mareno is a real go-getter

Rita Mareno is a real go-getter

Rita Mareno is a real go-getter. She owns a shop where she sells a variety of rice, and she also owns a small luncheonette. She is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, never taking a day off. Rita is very grateful for the mentoring and lessons she had learned from...

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Many people told Elizabeth that she couldn’t do it!

Many people told Elizabeth that she couldn’t do it!

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...

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