Mercado Global Corporate Sponsorship Program

Partnerships to Empower Women

Mercado Global is a non-profit organization based in Guatemala and NYC.


Our mission is to transform the lives of indigenous women through economic empowerment. We help women create beautiful woven accessories and provide market connection. We offer savings and loan support, education in financial literacy, family health and nutrition, and training in entrepreneurship.

Since our founding in 2004, Mercado Global has alleviated poverty and enabled women to be financially independent.

We have brought 540 women into our model, affected 3,780 dependents, and provided 777,000 hours of work to women.

To learn more about our corporate partnerships program
please contact Ryan Lavigne at

Mercado Global Corporate Sponsorship


The Opportunity

A corporate partnership with Mercado Global will provide your company high impact/high visibility opportunities to align with the critical and timely issue of female empowerment around the world. Mercado Global delights in enabling professionals in the US to engage first-hand addressing economic empowerment through programs tailored to the needs and desires of your workforce.

Depending on the sponsorship level you elect, sample opportunities include:

  • Shop & Learn at your company offices with Founder/Executive Director Ruth DeGolia or top Mercado Global staff
  • VIP reception prior to annual gala in NYC or San Francisco Bay Area
  • Board placement program and volunteer opportunities with employees
  • Quarterly video chats with artisan leaders in Guatemala
  • Externship opportunities in Guatemala or NYC headquarters
  • Private trips for your employees to visit artisans in Guatemala and participate in learning sessions on history and tradition behind Mayan textiles, attend community-based education training programs, and visit community development projects
  • Opportunity to partner with Mercado Global on exclusively designed corporate gifts and promotional products

Corporate sponsorships are offered at the $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 levels.

Join PIMCO, Blackstone, Duarte Designs, Levi Strauss & Co., Société Générale, and Macquarie Group whom we gratefully list among our corporate sponsors. With your support over the next three years we can reach 800 women artisans and triple income provided to artisans through this sales growth.