Jinell Smithmyer Portland, Oregon Jinell Smithmyer, Assistant Program Officer, MicroMentor Jinell Smithmyer’s stories Haiti: Tatie’s Home, a bakery in Port-au-Prince Tatie grew up in a family of seven children, and wanted to own her own business since she was a little girl. While just a young student, Tatie's mother passed away and Tatie began raising her younger brother and god-daughter. Nicaragua: ¡Vivan los empresarios!: Mentoring entrepreneurs in Central America Starting with just a sewing machine, Aida Mayorga and Oscar Garcia built a business that now employs more than 50 workers and promotes positive environmental and social business practices. Find a mentor. Be a mentor. Build a business. Business mentoring isn’t a new concept for many professionals — but the way these connections are happening is changing faster than ever. Breaking out of the mentoring program mold is the Mercy Corps program MicroMentor, best described as a Match.com for business mentoring.