Location: Western Highlands, Guatemala
Grant Amount: $39,029
Grantee Website: www.mercadoglobal.org
Areas of Impact: Economic Sustainability, Leadership
Mission of Mercado Global
A cutting-edge, nonprofit fair trade organization with an innovative approach to fighting poverty and empowering indigenous women in Guatemala’s highlands by connecting their artisan cooperatives to sales opportunities in the U.S. on an unprecedented scale.
Dining for Women's donations will help provide financial literacy and business skills training in Guatemala as part of market readiness program for rural indigenous women artisans.
Why We Love This Project
We believe in Fair Trade. Having access to markets for Fair Trade goods is important. Mercado Global offers this access to the indigenous women with whom they work. Mercado Global has a holistic approach to women’s empowerment, including business and financial training, in addition to leadership and self-esteem building.