Mercy House Global to open fair-trade store in Tomball

Mercy House Global is a nonprofit organization founded by Kristen Welch (second from right). Welch and her family are preparing to open a third retail location in March. (Courtesy Mercy House Global)
Mercy House Global is a nonprofit organization founded by Kristen Welch (second from right). Welch and her family are preparing to open a third retail location in March. (Courtesy Mercy House Global)

Mercy House Global is a nonprofit organization founded by Kristen Welch (second from right). Welch and her family are preparing to open a third retail location in March. (Courtesy Mercy House Global)

Mercy House Global will open its third retail location at 418 W. Main St., Tomball, in early March. The nonprofit organization, founded by Kristen Welch, offers fair-trade jewelry, home decor and gift items made by more than 100 artisan groups from more than 30 countries. Sales support three maternity and transition homes in Kenya for young girls who have become pregnant. The Old Town Tomball location will be in addition to existing retail locations at 5814 FM 1488, Magnolia, and inside Church Project in The Woodlands. https://mercyhouseglobal.org
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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