Mercado Stories

  Recently, a team led by Dr. Mori J. Morikawa from University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, completed their third visit addressing the health needs of artisan communities in...

On September 26-27, Co-founder and Executive Director, Ruth DeGolia attended the Festival of Media LatAm 2013 in Miami, Florida. Under this year’s conference theme “Brands Without Borders”, DeGolia hosted a session...

Watch Executive Director, Ruth DeGolia, state Mercado Global's commitment to help women in rural Guatemala break the cycle of poverty in their communities. (jump to minute 47:40)  New York, NY –...

This past June, Mercado Global hosted eight mother-daughter pairs from California in Panajachel, Guatemala. The trip was designed to help these women explore the way Mercado Global works by visiting...

The United Nations recently held the Thematic Debate on Entrepreneurship for Development in New York. As described by the UN News Center, the discussion highlighted the key role entrepreneurship plays...

I found the Mercado Global website while browsing handbags for myself online.  While reading about the organization, I came across a posting for design ambassadors.  Since I've been a technical...

I recently attended a Clinton Global Initiative event hosted by the Urban Zen Foundation, called “Celebrating Artisans and Exploring the Economic Impact of Artisanal Products.” The event explored the artisanal...

This summer RedEnvelope is featuring Mercado Global handbags, showcasing several of our best-selling pieces from our Spring & Summer accessories collections. You can shop our signature handwoven Matea Weekenders, Emillia...

  Recently at Mercado Global, we came across this quote: “If women everywhere had the power to determine their futures, the world would be forever transformed.” These words by Melinda Gates were...

As the demand to invest in education in Guatemala increases, resources remain limited among the rural, indigenous groups of Guatemala. Guatemala’s public education system is wrought with gender disparities and...