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Introducing Our Fall Collection

We just launched a brand new fair trade product line at Mercy House Global. It's hard to describe how many months of hard work, frustration, beauty, disappointment and hope is in that one sentence. This year's fall collection is inspired by the crimson African sunsets...

Volunteer This Summer At Mercy House Global

Nothing says summer like spending the day with your family volunteering! At Mercy House Global, we value our volunteers. Not only do you get to be a part of a much bigger story, we depend on volunteers to help us prepare and pack close to 4000 packages a month to send...

Spring Tea Party & Fair Trade Fashion Show

We are thrilled to announce a brand new one-of-a-kind event for Mother's Day Weekend: You're invited to join us for a Spring Tea Party & Fair Trade Fashion show on May 12 at Church Project in Spring, Texas. What better way to celebrate women than by educating our...

From Our Makers | Introducing Spring 2018 Collection

In January this year, we launched our first wholesale line at NYNOW in NYC from our very own Mercy House artisan groups.   Besides our groups in Kenya (which include Have Hope, Street Hope, Miujiza Textiles, Miujiza Ceramics and Friends of Mercy), we also represented...

A Response to Hurricane Harvey

Mercy House Global is located about 40 miles from downtown Houston. Our red barn that houses one of our retail stores, thousands of dollars in Fair Trade Friday product and hundreds of volunteers a month, escaped storm and flooding damage. The other retail store had...

Happy Birthday, Fair Trade Friday

Three years ago Mercy House Global introduced Fair Trade Friday. Thousands of boxes later and countless jobs provided-we thank God for the many women who are being empowered with hope and dignity around the globe. It’s the unlikely story of how God is connecting women...

She Is Priceless: A Global Giving Initiative

by Kristen Welch, Founder Her daughter got pregnant at 14. “She was in the sixth grade,” she tells me. She wasn’t promiscuous or disobedient; she was desperate. I didn’t ask what it was like to let your little girl sleep with old men for food because the tears rolling...

A Terrible Kind of Beautiful

by founder, Kristen Welch I pulled up to my church and looked through the window and I saw a miracle: Every fair trade item perfectly placed in the new Mercy House Global Market, ready for it’s grand opening. I, mean, this second retail store didn’t exist a month...

A Good Story For Good Friday

When our family left Kenya three weeks ago, we left burdened. The kind of weight that sits on your heart and is there when you go to bed and when you wake up and the long hours in between. Maybe you know the kind of heaviness I'm talking about. It's the kind that will...