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.
“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
July 30 in World Day Against Trafficking in Persons The reasons for human trafficking varies from country to country, but many agree that poverty is one of the primary causes of human trafficking. Low income, unemployment, hunger, disease and illiteracy are widespread...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
“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
Senna is a busy mother of nine children. As a single mother she supports her family as a fishmonger. She gets up very early as the sun is rising and catches the bus to Tamale to purchase frozen fish. She then turns right around and makes the long trek back to Tolon to...read more
Zakaria Fulera was born in a very poor family in a community called Buntanga, Wuba in the Northern Region of Tamale, Ghana. Her parents were unable to send her to school because of their extreme poverty. She was given out for marriage at a very young age. This...read more
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