Mentors International Fundraiser
dōTERRA Wellness Advocates partner with the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ and Mentors International to raise more than $450K
After doTERRA Wellness Advocates, Natalie and Andy Goddard, had the opportunity to visit Haiti and Guatemala with the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation and Mentors International, they realized that they wanted to be more involved with the humanitarian efforts of these organizations. The Goddards’s lives were changed as they participated in projects that helped restore hope to otherwise destitute families and communities in both Haiti and Guatemala. As they worked on these projects, the Goddards realized that they were particularly passionate about the efforts of Mentors International in bringing hope and healing to communities in need.
Mentors International often works closely with the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation to provide microloans in communities where entrepreneurs are trying to get small businesses started. This is done by providing small loans, generally around $300, to these entrepreneurs in developing countries. The community then works together to ensure that the loan is repaid. The microloan program also helps create a reliable economy in the areas where they are established. Andy says of the service that Mentors International is providing in these countries, “We love the fact that you can change a family’s future forever [with such a small amount of money].”
At the end of 2015, the Goddards enlisted the help of the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation in a double matching contribution campaign to raise money for Mentors International to use in their microfinance program. The Goddards encouraged their team to raise as much money as they could for this cause, and promised to match that amount with their own personal funds. After fundraising was complete and the Goddards had matched their team’s donations, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation matched the amount raised by the Goddards and their team. And the Goddards’s efforts paid off. Andy reports, “With the tremendous generosity of our team, over $450K was raised for Healing Hands. We are so honored to be part of a worthy cause!”