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...

Halfway Home: A Transition Home Update

At just 14 years old, Irene was tricked into believing she would be given steady work. Her family in Uganda was very poor and barely surviving and she thought a good job would change everything. Irene was a victim of modern day slavery. She was illegally brought into...

Growth & Transitioning Home

When something is healthy–it grows. Growth isn’t always easy or comfortable, but it’s always a good sign. We are experiencing sweet growth in Kenya. In January, when the new school term began, several of our teen mommas who had finished the...