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.

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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Parbatti Rayamajhi

Parbatti Rayamajhi

The Success of Parbatti Rayamajhi from Nepal   Parbatti Rayamajhi is a loving mother and wife. She helps farm the land alongside her husband and son. They struggle to provide even the basic necessities for their family. Their home was damaged in the 2015...

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Leah and Gil Eltagon

Leah and Gil Eltagon

The Success of Leah and Gil Eltagon from the Philippines   Leah and Gil Eltagon run a motorcycle and bicycle repair and parts shop in Davao, Philippines.  They are loving parents that want their children to have more. They are examples in their communities and...

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Jesilyn Reyes

Jesilyn Reyes

The Success of Jesilyn Reyes from the Philippines   Jesilyn is a loving mother with three young children. She is full of hope for the future of her little family. Jesilyn’s small sari-sari store makes it possible for her to stay home with her children while...

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Norma Lim

Norma Lim

The Success of Norma Lim from the Philippines   “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a life-time.” Norma Lim is grateful to her parents who taught her the useful skill of fishing when she was young. But she is even more...

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Luz Lituanas

Luz Lituanas

The Success of Luz Lituanas from the Philippines   When Luz was only 14 she had to drop out of school to help support her family and eight siblings. Working as a shopkeeper Luz didn’t give up on her dream to finish high school. She worked hard and five years...

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Ana Marie Lubrico

Ana Marie Lubrico

The Success of Ana Marie Lubrico from the Philippines   “Today my life is very different from before. There was a time when I was very sick and tired. Running my little eatery was becoming too difficult. I didn’t know what I would do to provide for my family....

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Melania Paran

Melania Paran

The Success of Melania Paran from the Philippines   “I want to grow my business to be more successful so that I may provide employment for others. I want to teach people to engage in business and plan for a better tomorrow. I want be an example of courage to...

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Jocelyn Aragon

Jocelyn Aragon

The Success of Jocelyn Aragon from the Philippines   “My four children are now able to attend school and gain their education because of the Mentors Philippines program. This is very important to me and my husband. We want to give our children the opportunity for...

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Update on Douglas and Abigail

Update on Douglas and Abigail

In 2016 we first shared with you the story of Douglas. He was a true entrepreneur. Even though he suffered from Muscular Dystrophy he didn't let that stop him from working hard to make life better for his daughter Abigail. (Watch his  story) Initially, Douglas met...

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