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Jun 20, 2016 329

Mercado Global is Bringing Education + Empowerment to Indigenous Women

A beautifully crafted bag can be so much more than just a bag. In the case of Mercado Global, it’s an opportunity to connect, educate, and empower indigenous women to overcome poverty and bring change to their communities.

In Guatemala where the poverty line is drawn, 75% of women live beneath it. Even further beneath it 58% of those women are living in extreme poverty. Since most these women have families, 2 out of 3 Guatemalan children go to bed hungry each night. Because survival is the top priority for these indigenous people, education is not. As a result of this, most of these children remain in school for only a few years, attaining little to no literacy.

Photo courtesy of Mercado Global

Mercado Global has stepped in to change this, giving these indigenous women the tools they need to be start living better quality lives and teaching them business and leadership skills along the way. 

Photo courtesy of Mercado Global
Photo courtesy of Mercado Global

Through three different programs that offer education, empowerment, and lessons in entrepreneurship, Mercado Global is helping to change the lives of these women one beautifully hand crafted bag at a time.

Photo courtesy of Mercado Global
Photo courtesy of Mercado Global

FGS&Co. proudly features Mercado Global by supporting their efforts to bring change to the lives of these hard working women by giving them the opportunity to learn. 

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