Maria (Left) and Erica (Right)
Maria and Erica are in the first class of women participating in the G.E.T. program and applying those entrepreneurial skills to the Milagros workshop. And now, they’re thrilled to represent Milagros in the United States.
Both women are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meet with distributors and buyers along with practicing their ongoing G.E.T training. “I have dreamt of going to the U.S. since I was very small,” said Erica. Maria added, “I am excited to leave Guatemala and travel, and I am looking forward to our trip to Disney and experiencing new things.”
They will be joined by Executive Director, Clare Kunkel, and Sales Director, Caitlin Kaulas, for Milagros’ second U.S. visit and the first planned “road trip” from Florida to Chicago via Washington D.C. and New York City!
With passports and visas in hand, they will start off in Tampa, Florida in July where they are invited to speak at a conference organized by Trades of Hope, Milagros’ largest U.S. distributor. After a short time in the car, the group arrives at Disney World for a much-anticipated experience with Mickey and friends. Then it’s on to Atlanta to check out the latest products and trends at AmericasMart. Next, it’s back in the car to D.C. where a meeting with Artisan Alliance, an Aspen Global Innovators Group initiative takes place.
The “Big Apple” is the group’s following stop with a display at the New York Now trade show. This notable exhibition attracts more than 20,000 buyers along with an expected 300 members of the media attending. The last stop on the Gracia/Milagros tour is home to the Chicago Cubs. Here the agenda includes a private trunk show along with events organized by current and former Gracia Board members and friends of Gracia.
New experiences and learning will be established. An excellent Gracia/Milagros adventure, wouldn’t you say?