MERCADO GLOBAL'S COVID-19 RESPONSE

 

It is our core belief that a thread is stronger when woven together with many others. Our artisans, staff, and supporters are the threads which keep Mercado Global strong and resilient.

 

WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF OUR ARTISANS:


  • Every artisan receiving personal contact with up-to-date critical information on COVID-19 and preventative sanitary procedures
  • Delivering technical trainings virtually to follow safety protocols
  • Supporting the communities we serve to ensure that artisans and their families have access to groceries and hygienic products


WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF OUR STAFF:

  • Implemented work-from-home policy for employees in both Guatemala and the United States
  • Accommodating staff’s physical and mental health needs with flexible work schedules


WE ARE COMMITTED TO GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITIES:

    We are providing our artisans work and income with an initiative to create masks that Mercado Global will donate to those on the frontlines of the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, which is also our headquarters New York City.
    We believe at a time like this, we must come together and give back to the community that has so generously supported our work.

     

    We're continuing to monitor where there is the most need for protective gear and will send masks where they will make the biggest difference, for the foreseeable future. Our reusable masks feature a slot for a filter insert, following CDC guidelines. Please contact our Development Director, Brice Lovell, at brice@mercadoglobal.org to learn more about this special initiative and for updates on our COVID-19 relief efforts.

    To help support our work during these critical times, we ask for those who can give to donate today: