Chicago.,Il (PRWEB) June 9, 2006
AroundGuatemala.com states that worldwide ecommerce not only can offer the highest quality products to consumers, but can also help to support impoverished countries at the most basic level.
AroundGuatemala.com is an eCommerce website that offers anyone access to native Guatemalan handicrafts once only available by visiting this third world country. It is the belief of the company that eCommerce has opened up numerous channels to aid and support impoverished countries, while also providing consumers with authentic products that could not be found otherwise.
It is a well known fact that society today rests upon quick solutions. If consumers need something to decorate a house they run down to the nearest department store, buy a mass produced good and forget about it. In the past this has all but taken away from any real authenticity and especially robbed true artists of their life blood. With eCommerce flourishing however, we can now still have quick solutions, while incorporating the finest works and knowing that our products have a global benefit as well.
Guatemala is an impoverished third world country whose indigenous people are known worldwide for their impressive handiwork. In the past finding Guatemalan Ceramics and other goods was a difficult task that usually ended up with a low-quality imposter item made in some large U.S. factory.
Melissa Kronenberger founder of AroundGuatemala.com has spent extended periods of time scouring the country for the highest quality handiworks of local artisans. Her mission is to help these artists financially and spiritually by helping them find markets outside of Guatemala. The website allows anyone who doesn’t have the time and budget to travel to the country access to their finest handicrafts. It also enables a new channel for Guatemalan locals to benefit and prosper for their hard work.
Melissa states “We have found a way to not only get the finest goods to people in a simple manner, but also and more importantly opened an eccomerce channel to provide aid to those who need it most. 56% of Guatemalans live below the poverty line, we hope to help.
AroundGuatemala.com allows consumers direct and simple access to the finest Guatemalan handicrafts from Ceramics and Jewelry to wood products and textiles.