Mina D Jewelry is proud to support Mercado Global at their Annual Gala held this year at The Bowery Hotel in NYC Oct 14 2015.
Mina D Jewelry participated in the event with a generous donation of jewelry to their silent auction from the Rose Petal Collection.
The evening featured cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and an award program honoring Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation and Emmy nominated host and award-winning author Padma Lakshmi. The dinner was followed by an after party featuring DJ Chelsea Leyland and a surprise performance, with open bar and gourmet treats.
About Mercado Global : Mercado Global provides income-‐earning opportunities to indigenous mothers in Guatemala’s highlands who historically have been denied education, have suffered domestic violence, and have been left with no means of overcoming the poverty into which they were born. We use a non-‐profit funding model to teach these women a trade, help them launch sustainable businesses of their own, and connect them to the U.S. market.
Emerging as rural entrepreneurs, these women earn more than three times the average daily wage while working with major specialty retailers like Levi’s, Anthropologie and Nordstrom. This innovative approach is successfully breaking the cycle of poverty in our partner cooperatives and helping these women send their children to school, often for the first time. Our programs support approximately 380 women artisans and are helping to send more than 2,000 indigenous children to school. Newsweek, National Public Radio, and the United Nations have all recognized Mercado Global’s successful model for empowerment and poverty alleviation.
Award Winning Padma Lakshmi
Mina D Jewelry Silent Auction Donation
Padma Lakshmi with Guatamelan Aritsan and Ruth Degolia
Valentin Hernandez & Yaz Hernandez
Alexandra Spirer & Desgner Henry Picado