Mercado Stories

Una Guatemala soñada con un estado plurinacional y una verdadera democracia. Por Sucely Sac Simaj.

Este año, Guatemala cumple 200 años de independencia, pero para nuestros pueblos indígenas han sido dos siglos de exclusión de la real participación en el sistema político. Este bicentenario, más que una celebración, es una oportunidad de pensar en una Guatemala diferente: un estado plurinacional con representación indigena.

A Dream of a Plurinational Guatemala with a True Democracy. By Sucely Sac Simaj.

This year, Guatemala commemorates 200 years of independence, but for our Indigenous peoples this also marks two centuries of exclusion from real participation in the political system. Rather than a celebration, our bicentennial is an opportunity to think about a different Guatemala: a plurinational state with Indigenous representation.

In conversation with our Guatemala Operations Director, Lidia García

As our Guatemalan-based operations director, Lidia is an integral part of Mercado Global, ensuring that our mission to empower women is implemented as efficiently as possible! She has a huge...

Give a Gift That Matters This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude to the women who brought us into the world and what better way to do so than to also support the...

Meet our Designer, Fernanda Jung

Here at Mercado Global, we are blessed with a multitalented group of people from all different cultures, working together for the same mission: Empowering women. In this new blog series, we want to introduce you to our team whilst celebrating the best of each of us. First up is Fernanda, our unbelievable designer, whose passion and drive leads our creative direction!

Meet: Virginia

Since the early days of the pandemic, Mercado Global has worked closely with rural communities in Guatemala to virtually train and onboard additional artisans, to keep up with the demands...

July Update: Mercado Global’s Nutrition Initiatives   Our Community-Based Education Training Facilitators have been working hard with our artisans to revamp their favorite recipes and include healthier ingredients and food...

Meet Rosario Matzar

Rosario Matzar, from the highland community of San Andres, has been working with Mercado Global for ten years. Using her skills to work on orders with retailers like Stitch Fix...

Maria Elena Par

“I started working with Mercado Global 7 years ago, and am one of the original founding artisans."

Glendi Patricia Martin Tol

On a warm April afternoon, I had the pleasure of meeting Glendi Patricia Martin Tol, one of fifteen Mercado Global artisans working in the Artesanas Mayas cooperative in San Andres....