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Insight Trips

Step inside a world of color and tradition and help empower Mercado Global’s partner artisans first-hand

Hear the Stories

From the shores of famous Lake Atitlan, meet the women artisans who make up Mercado Global and witness a way of life that has remained untouched for centuries. Hear their stories of overcoming poverty and creating a new future for their children. Share your experience with these leaders in a cross-cultural exchange far off the beaten trail.

Learn and Support

Our Insight Trips consist of five days and four nights of up-close experiences in rural Mayan communities and high-impact mentoring of up-and-coming indigenous women entrepreneurs. Trip participants have the chance to learn about and support Mercado Global's efforts to help indigenous women build their community businesses through business education and market access.

"There are amazing stories of strength and determination."

Nancy Heinen, Insight Trip Participant 2012

How to Participate

Mother-Daughter Immersion: Understanding Women's Roles

An opportunity for moms and daughters from the U.S. to meet and mentor mother-daughter pairs in indigenous communities

Community Empowerment through Social Enterprise

An intimate look into the way artisans are strengthening their families and communities


Women Helping Women

A mentoring-based opportunity for women executives


For more information contact Molly Burns at

718.838.9908 •