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Social Impact

Thank you for your support, which has brought prosperity, hope, health, education and economic development for more than 550 artisan families in Central America. We continue to strive for greater transparency and improved ways of doing our business in a good, fair and sustainable way. This is how our impact model works:

OUR IMPACT MODEL

At Meso Goods we are committed to improving the future of our artisan partners and their families. Our objective is to create sustainable employment opportunities, promoting rural economic development with a particular focus on women empowerment. By establishing long-term relationships with artisans and connecting them to international markets we empower them to forge their paths to economic mobility and then guide others through the process, generating a real social impact.

 

ARTISANS’ DAILY INCOMES HAVE INCREASED 5 TIMES SINCE THEY PARTNERED WITH US; AND FOR SOME OF THEM WHO PREVIOUSLY HAD LITTLE OR NO INCOME OPPORTUNITIES, WORKING WITH US IS A WAY TO OVERCOME THE POVERTY LINE.

Artisans Success Stories:
Meet Luis Poncio.

Luis started weaving more than 30 years ago, and over the years he has mastered the art of wool weaving.Just by taking a look at his rugs you can tell how talented he is and by talking to him you can see how passionate he is about his work. With his unrivaled weaving expertise he quickly became our artisan leader for the Momostenango weavers. We work closely with Luis since 2013 and we have created an amazing connection with him and his family, bringing economic prosperity through design and production of wool products. Luis has now become the master weaver of Momostenango and works collectively with more than 40 artisans from his community.

 

Meet Emilia Par

We have been working with Emilia since 2013, when together with the Guatemala's Exporters Association we collaborated to created  the group  of  women  beaders ADIBA. Since then we have constantly grown our partnership with Emilia and her group, and she is grateful for the opportunity to sell her products at international markets and earn a fair living wage. She is investing her income in good education for her. Emilia is now the leader artisan of the group and she helps to train new members of the group and supervise productions.