With a fair and sustainable income, they are able to provide nutritious food for their families, keep themselves healthy, and send their children to school – often for the first time.
Increased income helps mothers provide for their families. Education programs help artisans build up their cooperatives and become leaders in their communities. Far from aid recipients, these women are empowered to address local challenges themselves.
Paulina Chiroy Pixtay, a member of the Casario La Fe cooperative, has been working in weaving and jewelry with Mercado Global for four years.
Rosario Linda Cortin Xorosin,a member of the Siete Rosas cooperative, has worked with Mercado Global for two years.
Rosario Ramos Hernandez, a member of the Toonel cooperative, joined Mercado Global two years ago.