Beadmaking Center (Krobo)

Odumase Krobo is home to the second Global Mamas location. Leveraging the success of our Mamas in Cape Coast, we replicated the model in Krobo with the skilled producers of recycled glass beads. Opened in 2006, we now work with more than 30 different beadmakers. Our beadmakers are typically family run businesses in the villages scattered throughout the Odumase Krobo area. We also directly employ nearly 20 young women from the community who assemble our beaded products at the Global Mamas office.
Elizabeth Kumah, a Global Mama since 2003

“Prosperity, to me, is when my business is growing.”

 

Meet Elizabeth: After being recruited by Global Mamas in the bead market, bead seller Elizabeth has seen her business expand. She is thankful for the reliable and regular orders that Global Mamas provides her. With her business expanding, Elizabeth now runs three large display tables in the local market and has seen her income increase significantly. She is proud that she is able to pay for the education of her four children and hopes that they do well and have a bright future. In her free time, Elizabeth loves to design beads and cook plantain stew.

 

When asked what she would like to tell the women wearing her beads, Elizabeth says, May God be with them, and may they have a long life and prosperity!

 

 
Vivan Akotia, a Global Mama since 2013

“Prosperity means supporting my 18-year-old sister’s education.”

 

Meet Vivan: One of two quality control staff members in Krobo, lighthearted Vivan joined Global Mamas after working in catering. She’s happy that she’s learned new skills here, like assembling beads, and she says that she loves all the products she checks for quality. She says Global Mamas is a “nice and good” place to work and hopes to continue her career here. When she’s not at work, Vivan spends her time with her family or at church and does laundry every Saturday.

 

When asked what she’d share with those who purchase the products she checks for quality, Vivan says, “Buy our products because they are made of very beautiful and rare beads.” 

 

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