Stories from Artisans who are working to make a real difference in Guatemala

Paulina Chiroy Pixtay

Paulina, a member of the Casario La Fe cooperative, has been working in weaving and jewelry with Mercado Global for four years. This year, Paulina particularly enjoyed the technical trainings in jewelry production. “I enjoyed having learned how to make new types of jewelry!” she says.

Paulina is grateful for the work that Mercado Global provides. With this income, Paulina is happy that she will not have to worry about how to afford a healthy meal for her daughter, Jessica (3). Paulina is also happy that she can afford to send Jessica to school, an opportunity she herself never had.

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