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.

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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Doris

Doris

“I have battled poverty most of my life. When a stroke took over the health of my husband I was burdened with the task of providing for our family and our four children. This small wooden structure (pictured above) was where we lived. I tried to sell consumables, but...

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Welcome Ruth to the Team

Welcome Ruth to the Team

We are excited to welcome Ruth Martes as the new Program Manager of Mentors Dominican Republic.  Ruth Martes has a masters degree in management and productivity. Ruth is very committed to success in her personal and professional life through hard work and ethical...

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Learning and Applying the Lessons

Learning and Applying the Lessons

“The experience that stands out in my mind is of an older lady taking care of her granddaughter. Together they ran a small tindahan (store) in their house. Even though the Philippines is overly saturated with these kinds of stores, every time my partner and I visited...

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In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

“In the Dominican Republic, I was teaching business and entrepreneurship principles to young women at two different schools who had been rescued from human trafficking or who are at high risk. These students always would help each other. If someone was having...

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Training in the Dominican Republic

Training in the Dominican Republic

The first part of March 2019, our Pearls with Purpose program traveled to the Dominican Republic to hold their first jewelry-making class. We have partnered with two schools in the Dominican Republic that teach young teens and mothers who have been rescued from human...

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Step by step, lesson by lesson

Step by step, lesson by lesson

The Success of Melchora Catayong from the Philippines   The journey towards greater self-reliance doesn’t come overnight. It can take years. Step by step, lesson by lesson, learning and applying the business skills takes time and dedication. Melchora Catayong...

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Benjamin

Benjamin

Benjamin Obeng is a school graduate from Abomosu, Ghana. This is a great accomplishment! Benjamin lost his father at a very young age and was raised by a single parent. At the age of 15, he lost his mum suddenly through a terrible sickness. Unable to pay for school...

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Pearls With Purpose

Pearls With Purpose

We are excited to announce that Pearls with Purpose is now a program under the direction of Mentors International The purpose of this program is to provide artisans, primarily women, in underdeveloped countries the opportunity to learn the art of jewelry making along...

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