Dear doTERRA Family,
In behalf of Mentors International, I want to thank you for the generous support that you have given over this past year. Your donations are lifting thousands of individuals in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, and the Philippines from the bonds of extreme poverty. Since your Helping Hands Foundation began partnering with Mentors International in September 2010, you have placed $38,616.23 directly into our program where it is impacting the families of the clients that, with you, we serve. Because our average loan size is only about $150, and these loans roll over about three times per year, the cumulative dollars that dōTERRA has lent to our impoverished clients exceeds $55,000 resulting in a significant impact on the lives of nearly 4,800. These clients are repaying their loans at an average of 97%. The earnings on these loans are then placed back into the program where funds are re-lent over and over again. This means that your generous gifts will continue to bless lives for years to come.
I wish you could see the difference that occurs in the lives of these clients for yourselves. First, these hard-working entrepreneurs (just like yourselves) are grateful for the opportunity to lift their own families without a handout. They understand the dignity this brings to their families. Second, these wonderful parents are now being able to provide more nutritious meals for their children, cover their own health care costs, place a better roof over their heads, and even send their children to universities. One of the comments I hear often goes like this: “My grandmother lived her life in poverty, my mother lived her life in poverty, I grew up in poverty — but my grandchildren will never know poverty. We have broken that cycle in our family.”
Mentors International started up in 1990. In 2007, we were serving only 20,000 active clients and had impacted a total of 1 million lives in a sixteen year period. Just four years later, in spite of a severe economic downturn, we now have 46,500 clients. In 2011 thus far, we have grown by nearly 35%. In our 20 year history we have lent nearly $50 million dollars and impacted nearly 2.5 million lives.
To David Stirling and the entire dōTERRA family, please accept my sincere gratitude for the blessing you have been to so many families. In your business, you are making a wonderful difference in blessing tens of thousands with the gift of health through your remarkable essential oils. You are also making a difference in literally saving lives and blessing previously impoverished families with a better quality of life for generations to come.
May the Lord bless your entire organization for your generous hearts and lives.