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.
Two leading mentoring organizations, Mentors International and Lifting Generations, have formally agreed to merge their international and domestic operations, creating one of the largest nonprofit organizations focused on empowering, mentoring, and teaching the...read more
“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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
“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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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