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.

Josefina Chail Chos

Josefina Chail Chos

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...

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I Started With Two Sewing Machines

I Started With Two Sewing Machines

“I only completed my 5th year of schooling and now look at my daughter today, she is a university graduate! I started with two sewing machines that I purchased second hand. Today I own four housing units. Three for my business, and one for my family. I made sure that...

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Flowers From Peru

Flowers From Peru

In the desert region of Ica, Peru, a beautiful and strong-willed girl named Nilva Linda was born. Nilva was one of eight children. With a large family living under one roof, schooling and clothing were expenses that were always a concern. The whole family learned how...

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Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

After Kwasi Boateng lost his job he moved his family from the city to a smaller village in Tamale in Ghana to live with family. Kwasi started peasant farming with his wife in the village in hopes of providing for his family. Unfortunately, the land was not fertile...

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Stop duplicating efforts and start multiplying synergies

Stop duplicating efforts and start multiplying synergies

One of the more important and driving insights that has “come to me” (meaning not mine but from somewhere or someone else - perhaps even divine) - is among the many NGO’s and as a whole - we need to stop duplicating efforts and start multiplying synergies. I have...

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I see life as a long university education

I see life as a long university education

“I kept challenging myself daily. I see life as a long university education that I never had. Every day I am learning something new with Mentors Peru, which helps me improve my business,” Mayra says with enthusiasm and gratitude.Mayra Lopez, an entrepreneurial woman...

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Opening Up Their Own Embroidery Shop

Opening Up Their Own Embroidery Shop

Being the fifth son in a family of six boys, and facing many adversities as a child didn’t stop Carlos A. Batrzin from having a cheerful countenance and a determined spirit. Carlos was only able to complete the third grade when he was needed to start working to help...

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That “Ah-Ha” Moment

That “Ah-Ha” Moment

After attending and graduating from Mentors International training classes, Freddy Orlando Gomez had several “ah-ha” moments and thought of many ways to increase his sales. Over the last year, he has more than doubled in income from his snow cone business. Freddy...

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Farming for Generations

Farming for Generations

Arnulfo Lopez has lived his whole life in the agriculture region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. He is a strong, dedicated, and hard-working farmer. His father was a farmer, as was his father, and so on. It is all they have ever known. Education was never a priority for...

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