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.
Grace Batsa, a Global Mama since 2012

“Prosperity is being able to continue my bread making in the future.”


Meet Grace: When her aunt told her about Global Mamas, Grace decided to apply. Since coming to Global Mamas, Grace has gained new skills in assembling beads and is proud of the money she has made. She comments, “My life has changed. I have been able to buy more things and support more people.” She has been able to use this money to pay for her younger sister to go to school, one of her proudest accomplishments. In the future, Grace hopes to be able to build her own house and become a bread baker in her community.


When asked what she would like to say to the women buying her products, Grace says, “I want to thank them for buying our products and ask them to buy more! 


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!”