United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals

Working together to transform the world.

United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals

Working together to transform the world.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Working together to transform the world.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

A Mobilized Effort to
End All Forms of Poverty

Developed by the United Nations (U.N.), these 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to transform our world, ultimately improving lives and spreading prosperity throughout a healthy planet. At its heart, these SDGs are an urgent call for action by all countries — developed and developing — in a global partnership.

With the understanding that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth — all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

While our mission specifically focuses on goal #1 of ending poverty, at Mentors International, our programs address many of the other SDGs as well, particularly Goals 1 – 8.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

A Mobilized Effort to
End All Forms of Poverty

Developed by the United Nations (U.N.), these 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to transform our world, ultimately improving lives and spreading prosperity throughout a healthy planet. At its heart, these SDGs are an urgent call for action by all countries — developed and developing — in a global partnership.

With the understanding that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth — all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

While our mission specifically focuses on goal #1 of ending poverty, at Mentors International, our programs address many of the other SDGs as well, particularly Goals 1 – 8.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

A Mobilized Effort to End All Forms of Poverty

Developed by the United Nations (U.N.), these 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to transform our world, ultimately improving lives and spreading prosperity throughout a healthy planet. At its heart, these SDGs are an urgent call for action by all countries — developed and developing — in a global partnership.

With the understanding that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth — all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

While our mission specifically focuses on goal #1 of ending poverty, at Mentors International, our programs address many of the other SDGs as well, particularly Goals 1 – 8.

01

Sustainable Development Goals

End Poverty in All its Forms Everywhere

By 2030, this goal aims to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere. The U.N. estimates that approximately 780 million people live in extreme poverty throughout the world, which is measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.

Click here to learn more about how we help end poverty.

02

ESustainable Development Goals

End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved
Nutrition, and Promote Sustainable Agriculture

By 2030, this goal aims to end hunger and to ensure that all people have access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food all year round, in particular, people who are poverty-stricken and in vulnerable situations. The U.N. estimates that around 815 million people worldwide are undernourished.

Click here to learn more about how we help end hunger.

03

Sustainable Development Goals

Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote
Well-Being for All at All Ages

In developing countries, many people are too poor to afford health insurance or even a doctor’s visit. When a family is able to grow their business and improve their income, they become able to afford to doctor’s visits, medicine, and even nutritious food, which improves their overall health.

One of our mentees, Charlita Roa, used her small business loan to open an affordable and safe birthing clinic in the Philippines. Click here to watch her story.

01

Sustainable Development Goals

End Poverty in All its Forms Everywhere

By 2030, this goal aims to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere. The U.N. estimates that approximately 780 million people live in extreme poverty throughout the world, which is measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.

Click here to learn more about how we help end poverty.

02

ESustainable Development Goals

End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition, and Promote Sustainable Agriculture

By 2030, this goal aims to end hunger and to ensure that all people have access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food all year round, in particular, people who are poverty-stricken and in vulnerable situations. The U.N. estimates that around 815 million people worldwide are undernourished.

Click here to learn more about how we help end hunger.

03

Sustainable Development Goals

Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages

In developing countries, many people are too poor to afford health insurance or even a doctor’s visit. When a family is able to grow their business and improve their income, they become able to afford to doctor’s visits, medicine, and even nutritious food, which improves their overall health.

One of our mentees, Charlita Roa, used her small business loan to open an affordable and safe birthing clinic in the Philippines. Click here to watch her story.

04

Sustainable Development Goals

Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education
and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All

Our inclusive business, financial, personal development, vocational, and literacy training courses are free to all that choose to attend. Despite being offered to everyone, 90% of the attendees are women. These quality educational training programs transform the lives of millions of people.
Click here to see what our in-country executive directors think about our programs.

05

Sustainable Development Goals

Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls

Over 90 percent of all Mentors International small-loans are made to women. Many of them single mothers desperately wanting someone to take a chance on them and give them a small loan so that they can grow their business, and provide for their families. We also work with women who have been rescued from sex trafficking in the Dominican Republic and Peru.
Click here to learn more about how we help achieve gender equality.

04

Sustainable Development Goals

Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education
and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All

Our inclusive business, financial, personal development, vocational, and literacy training courses are free to all that choose to attend. Despite being offered to everyone, 90% of the attendees are women. These quality educational training programs transform the lives of millions of people.
Click here to see what our in-country executive directors think about our programs.

05

Sustainable Development Goals

Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls

Over 90 percent of all Mentors International small-loans are made to women. Many of them single mothers desperately wanting someone to take a chance on them and give them a small loan so that they can grow their business, and provide for their families. We also work with women who have been rescued from sex trafficking in the Dominican Republic and Peru.
Click here to learn more about how we help achieve gender equality.

06

Sustainable Development Goals

Ensure Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All

By 2030, this goal aims to end hunger and to ensure that all people have access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food all year round, in particular, people who are poverty-stricken and in vulnerable situations. The U.N. estimates that around 815 million people worldwide are undernourished.

Click here to learn more about how we help end hunger.

07

Sustainable Development Goals

Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable,
Sustainable, and Modern Energy for All

While we do not directly provide access to reliable, sustainable, and modern energy, we do make it possible for families to increase their capacity to earn, which allows them to afford energy.

Carmelina is very excited that she is now able to afford to pay for lights for her home. Click here to watch her story.

08

Sustainable Development Goals

Promote Sustained, Inclusive and Sustainable
Economic Growth, Full and Productive
Employment, and Decent Work for All

This goal aims to strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance, and financial services for all. Most people, especially women in developing countries who live in poverty, don’t have access to banks. We’re able to offer them financial solutions that are critical to their entrepreneurial and personal success.

Click here to learn more about how we help end poverty.

06

Sustainable Development Goals

Ensure Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All

By 2030, this goal aims to end hunger and to ensure that all people have access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food all year round, in particular, people who are poverty-stricken and in vulnerable situations. The U.N. estimates that around 815 million people worldwide are undernourished.

Click here to learn more about how we help end hunger.

07

Sustainable Development Goals

Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable, and Modern Energy for All

While we do not directly provide access to reliable, sustainable, and modern energy, we do make it possible for families to increase their capacity to earn, which allows them to afford energy.

Carmelina is very excited that she is now able to afford to pay for lights for her home. Click here to watch her story.

08

Sustainable Development Goals

Promote Sustained, Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth, Full and Productive Employment, and Decent Work for All

This goal aims to strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance, and financial services for all. Most people, especially women in developing countries who live in poverty, don’t have access to banks. We’re able to offer them financial solutions that are critical to their entrepreneurial and personal success.

Click here to learn more about how we help end poverty.

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