I stood on a hill made of trash in a slum in Kenya and I was heartbroken for the women desperate for work. I knew I had do something,” Kristen Welch, blogger and author, came back to Montgomery County after her life-changing trip overseas in 2010 and started Mercy House Global with her family.
The non-profit funds multiple maternal rescue centers in Kenya where more than 40 teen moms have had their babies, operates an online fair trade store, manages several fair trade subscription clubs with thousands of members and maintains two retail stores in the area—all of which empower women and provide dignified work in 25 countries.
Mercy House Global opened its first retail Market location on 1488 in the fall of 2016 in Magnolia’s “big red barn.” This unique boutique has everything from handmade shoes and jewelry to one-of-a-kind toys for children with prices for every budget. This location also houses dozens of daily volunteers, which consist of moms and kids, homeschool and Bible study groups, etc, who help process more than 4000 orders a month!
Stop by Mercy House Global and find the perfect gift this holiday season for that hard-to-buy for person. Not only will you find something great, you will help Mercy House achieve it’s goal of changing the world.
Big Red Barn – 5814 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354 | church project – 295 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380
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This sweet lady in our newest artisan group, Miujiza (which means “miracle” in Swahili) wanted to show you her beautiful home that she moved into because of her new salary.
She makes rugs which are now sold at Mercy House!
Above is a glimpse of one of the looms that the women at Miujiza work with.