Mercado Stories

Honoring Mother earth

In a world where mass production dominates the fashion industry, our commitment to both environmental and cultural sustainability grows stronger with each passing year.

Meet Hilda Elizabeth, our inspiring Technical Trainer

Hilda Elizabeth, who has worked with Mercado Global since 2018 as our Training Facilitator, cultivates close relationships with artisans from our cooperatives, training them to advance their technical skill sets while giving empowering talks on leadership and how to prevent domestic violence.

Breaking Barriers for Women

"We are realizing the dream of a woman who wanted this all her life... This is the impact, and this is why I love working with Mercado Global."

The Ultimate Guide To Gifting Consciously

Find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list —from colleagues you’ve only met on zoom to the people who helped shape your world.



Guatemalan Cuisine: Traditional Ejote Green Beans in Pepitoria

For centuries, Guatemalan people have used cooking as a way to connect with their family, ancestors, and heritage. To celebrate this tradition, and the delicious tastes of Guatemala, we asked...

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...