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.
Elizabeth and her business Roxas Bags are trendsetters. They are making purses, bags, backpacks, and more from up-cycled jeans. This is a family business where her husband and son find and purchase the used jeans. They are always on the lookout for the best deals. Her...read more
There was the year that Domingo refers to as “The failure of his life.” That year, the price of vegetables went down so low that Domingo essentially lost his whole harvest. He began looking for additional jobs, but the whole community was struggling. Domingo was about...read more
Hayford Kofi has been working with the SEED interns as their translator in Ghana. He speaks four languages and is an innovative entrepreneur. Hayford sews, alters, and sells clothes. He was going to rent a place to set up his own shop, unfortunately, another lady...read more
The San Bartolome High School in Quezon City, Philippines serves some of the poorest children in this country. Over 7,500 students attend this school. With so many students they have to attend in two shifts. Only 50% of the 7th graders can read at this school. Many of...read more
“I am grateful for my challenges. They have helped me to follow forward to my dreams” Epifania Silvia Ayala, is a fierce woman with dedicated conviction and has raised her three children alone. She has demonstrated that in the face of adversity and poverty, work and...read more
We recently returned to the Dominican Republic to teach women from La Represa and San Pedro the jewelry making skill of wire wrapping Larimar stones. They are enthusiastic about learning this new skill. Their eagerness in having training that enhances their jewelry...read more
Josefina Chail Chos hopes to continue working with Mentors Guatemala and expresses immense gratitude to the donors who make it possible for so many families like hers to get ahead in life. She hopes that by their generosity they can receive blessings. When Josefina...read more
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