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.

Ana

Ana

Ana didn’t have a job, and because of her lack of education and training, she didn’t have many options. She didn’t have the funds to pay for further schooling or training. When a family member told her about the Learning and Mentoring Center in Merida Mexico she was...

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Serving a Local Primary School

Serving a Local Primary School

The local IEI 223 Los Plomitos primary school in Trujillo Peru needed help getting their facilities and classrooms cleaned and ready for a new school year. This school lacked the funds to pay professionals to help get their school ready for another school year....

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Mercedes

Mercedes

“I can do this! I am becoming a successful businesswoman.” - Mercedes When our volunteer MENTOR Hazel first met Mercedes, she was struggling to run her little tienda in the front of her home. Mercedes was also burdened by lots of personal debt from other lending...

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MENTORING Fest 2020

MENTORING Fest 2020

Last week was a memorable celebration for families in Managua, Nicaragua. We held our first MENTORS Business Festival. Forty local business owners who have been learning from our volunteer MENTORS showcased their businesses and networked with others throughout their...

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Helio

Helio

Helio and his wife have owned a ferreteria (hardware store) for 30+ years in Trujillo, Peru. They have been eagerly learning and applying the lessons their mentors have been sharing with them. They are transitioning from selling hardware merchandise to selling health...

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Letecia Siton

Letecia Siton

Being the oldest of eleven children, and the daughter of a coconut farmer, Letecia Siton had to quickly learn work hard while growing up. Letecia was fortunate that she was able to attend and graduate from high school. It was shortly after graduation that she met her...

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Student Volunteer Teachers

Student Volunteer Teachers

Seven of our advanced English students are PAYING IT FORWARD and volunteering in their neighborhood of San Miguel, Nicaragua. During the holiday break they were holding basic English classes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Now that school is back in session they...

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Successful Saving Program

Successful Saving Program

Part of the entrepreneurial training that we provide includes financial literacy classes. Our mentors teach these women how to manage their incomes, get out of personal consumer debt, and save for the future. In May 2019 we started our “Savings Box” program. Our...

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Roseline Cerome

Roseline Cerome

Roseline Cerome sells curtains in the market. Sometimes it became difficult trying to sell her curtains while keeping an eye on her children. She was excited when we learned about Mentors International and the training and classes that we provide.  After additional...

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Charina

Charina

It started with a small loan only $77 USD, but it has made a world of difference for the Patron family. Charina used her loan to purchase a hog and she has grown her business from there. “My family is typical. We live very simple, but we are not afraid of hard work,”...

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