Masks for Guatemala Mercado Global’s artisan communities are among some of those hardest hit by COVID-19. Not only are the number of cases drastically rising for Indigenous populations due to the U.S.’s continued deportation of migrants, Guatemala is also facing a food crisis. When you purchase a Mask for Guatemala that is handmade by Mercado Global artisans, you are supporting the production of two masks – one for you and one that we will donate to Indigenous communities in Guatemala that are in urgent need of protection, along with critical food supplies. Each Mercado Global mask is one-of-a-kind —they’re highly effective, eco-friendly, designed for comfort, and provide critical income to Indigenous communities in rural Guatemala. These masks are meant to provide protection against the transmission of water droplets and other airborne particles. They are machine washable and can be reused daily time and time again. The Personal Face Mask is shaped to fit comfortably over the nose and chin, and secures around the head with elastic bands. Outer layer features a thick layer of handwoven cotton fabric, and the second inner layer features soft linen cotton to provide optimal protection and comfort against the face.