EWI’s Artisan Gifts & Food Marketplace is right around the corner! Give the gift of empowerment with every purchase.  Join us for a dynamic shopping experience to help propel the businesses of local entrepreneurs on Sunday, November 16th from 10:30 am to 5 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD.

Pauline Muchina of Nakuru African Beads Initiative


Pauline decided to go into business to support her community. She sells handmade purses and bags from Kenya. Her business allows her to be self-reliant, to provide education for her children,and to provide an income for the women who make the products that she sells.  These authentic hand-made, beautiful and  stylish products will be at this years marketplace, support an incredible cause and give the gift of empowerment this year! Learn more about her life changing organization here.

Mona Mckenzie of Capital City Sweets & Treats LLCmona-presenting 

Mona McKenzie is the founder of Capital City Sweets & Treats LLC, a gluten-free, nut free bakery and confections business. Mona transformed old family comfort food recipes a into a gluten-free dessert experience. You’ve got to try her cakes, pies, and confections at this year’s marketplace, you won’t be disappointed!

Loredana Calin of Creative R We



Creative R We is a business Loredana founded with her 11 year-old son Stefan, a self-taught origami artist. Creative R We  creates unique origami mobiles, greeting cards, and earrings! An origami mobile could be a perfect addition to your home decor, or  maybe you want a handmade holiday card for someone special this year! You’ll find this intricately crafted paper art at the marketplace this year. Visit the Creative R We Facebook page to see more of their beautiful creations.


Edith Graciela Sanabria of Grace Jewelry & Art

Edith was born into a family of artists and jewelers in Bolivia, so she was naturally drawn to both as a means of creative expression. Her jewelry is crafted in fine gold, silver and gems and her paintings are widely exhibited. She is also a published poet, with two bilingual poetry books! From her jewelry to her poetry, Edith’s work is truly inspired. Need an elegantly designed necklace, or have a love for poetry? If so you should definitely stop by the Grace Jewelry & Art table at this year’s marketplace.

Terisse Perez, Visions of Light

12457153753_1b2e69dcc3_zTerisse is an Alternative Energenic Healing Practitioner, Soul Worker and Sacred Visionary Artist who is very passionate about her work.  Her business, Visions of Light-Art, contains various methods of healing components. Her artwork exudes positive and healing energy that she hopes will soothe the mind, body and soul of those who come in contact with it. Terisse will be at the marketplace with original artwork, greeting cards as well as the Deck of Cards, the divination cards she created. Need balance in your life, or interested in stress relief? You should visit Terisse’s website here and learn all about her products and services!

Sandra Owusu Ansah of EARTHSTEWARD Enterprise11872155284_54c76fa0f3_z (1)

Sandra is an avid promoter of environmentally conscious products and recycling. Her artistic expression is has grown the idea of finding beauty in all things. Her business, creates artwork from up-cycled pieces to make items and keep-sakes such as dolls. She is trained in various art forms to include metalwork, ceramics and fabric. Sandra will have mixed media jewelry and all the right accessories to keep you warm this season from leg warmers to infinity scarves for men, women and children!

DSC_4711Tierra Buggs of The Na’Zeem Collection

The Na’Zeem Collection designs and produces hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind, contemporary clothing and fashion accessories inspired by indigenous cultures across the globe. Her colorful statement pieces are stunning and can be found at our marketplace this year!  Visit the online boutique here and also Like Na’Zeem Collection on Facebook!


Check out our marketplace Pinterest Board to learn more out about entrepreneurs and see what they have in store for you! Spread the word! Invite friends and family and share via our event in Facebook! It’s more than just a marketplace. EWI works on women’s economic empowerment, social justice and opportunity for all.

Give the Gift of Empowerment this Holiday Season!
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