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.

Maria Alonzo

Maria Alonzo

“Thanks to Mentors Guatemala for having offered me a hand up at the crucial moment of my life and for supporting me in each of my achievements.” Maria Alonzo lives in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. She is kind, strong, innovative, and determined to care for her children....

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Learning New Skills

Learning New Skills

“I am loving teaching and mentoring in La Romana, Dominican Republic this semester. One young man that we have met, and whom we are excited to begin teaching, is named Jose. Jose is stuck as a wage worker at an empanada stand in a country that’s minimum wage equates...

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Gabriel’s Story

Gabriel’s Story

“My name is Gabriel García Velásquez and I want to tell you my story before and after meeting Mentors Guatemala. Before meeting Mentors Guatemala, life was very difficult as a farmer here in Huehuetenango for my family. Because of our financial difficulties my two...

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First Graduating Class in Cambodia

First Graduating Class in Cambodia

After a successful launch in September 2019, our Phnom Penh Center for Education and Mentoring is off to a great start.  Our staff has come together to create a model Center for Education and Mentoring and is rapidly amplifying educational and mentoring opportunities...

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Today, Marta is the Boss

Today, Marta is the Boss

In search of success, Marta Trujillo Meza is always looking for new opportunities to get ahead and improve her life.  Marta arrived in Lima, Peru from the jungle area of Huanuco, Peru when she was twenty-five years old. She had six children and big dreams to fulfill....

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I received so much more than just a loan.

I received so much more than just a loan.

“I love my family and I want to make sure that I can take good care of them.” Rolando, from Guatemala. Rolando and Maria Sinay are the happy parents of two beautiful daughters, Maria Everilda, 11 years-old, and Ashlin Estella, 9 years-old. They are a close family and...

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Service in Cambodia

Service in Cambodia

There is a small road near the CICFO orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The students from the nearby Learning and Mentoring Center performed some of their hours of service by clearing the trash from the roadway. Many students came this day to help out. This road was...

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Having a Positive Outlook on Life

Having a Positive Outlook on Life

“Doña María has a very positive outlook on life. Day by day, little by little, she tries to improve her quality of life and that of her whole family, and that is something to admire.” - Eduardo López, her mentor from Mentors Guatemala. With the advice from Mentors...

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Alice

Alice

Alice sells fish. She has been carefully listening and applying the lessons from her mentors. She started with a loan that was only about $105 US dollars. She carefully invested that into buying larger quantities of fish at a lower rate. This allowed her to make...

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Awards in Nepal

Awards in Nepal

Through our operations in Nepal, Mentors International has partnered with two micro-loan cooperatives in Palung, and Makwanpur, Nepal. In May, 2018 around 250 impoverished farmers/entrepreneurs received their first loans to grow their enterprises. These farmers...

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