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.
Mary Kweku Enyonan, a Global Mama since 2013

Prosperity enables me to have pocket money and to pay for my daughter, Annita.


Meet Mary: Before becoming a bead assembler at Global Mamas, Mary sold and traded beads at the Krobo bead market. One day, she overheard some women discussing their jobs at the Global Mamas Krobo site and decided to apply to work as a bead assembler. Mary is enthusiastic about any work that comes her way and is always up for a challenge. She wants her daughter, Annita, to be the same way. Mary’s dream is to send Annita to secondary school, where she can continue her studies and pursue her passions, such as reading.


To those who buy her products, Mary says enthusiastically, “Keep on buying so we can keep producing!”    


Veronica Maulepee, a Global Mama since 2013

I will have prosperity when I can support my family.


Meet Veronica: Formerly a seamstress, Veronica was experiencing health problems due to working conditions. Since becoming a bead assembler at Global Mamas, she’s been healthy. The oldest sister of four and mother of one, Veronica is happy to work at Global Mamas so that she can start saving money and support her family. On the weekends, Veronica takes care of chores like going to the market and doing laundry. She enjoys going to church on Sundays, where she is a member of the choir.


When asked what she’d like to share with those who buy her products Veronica says, Global Mamas is good, come and buy our things.