Mercado Pago: Tech traditions

Mercado Pago, a digital payment platform, generated organic impacts and increased income and sentiment for street performers by providing digital payment technology.

Organ grinders are considered one of Mexico's most emblematic musical traditions. Their peculiar sound has musicalized the streets of the country since 1880.

For decades, they have played music in the streets carrying on a 50kg instrument.

By receiving tips from people is how they continue to make this cultural heritage their own living.

However, due to the decline of the cash usage and the high demand for digital payment methods caused by the pandemic they started receiving fewer and fewer tips.

In the light of this situation, at Mercado Pago we set ourselves the goal...

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