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A seamstress for over 20 years, Florence Thompson had always managed her sister’s store, never owning her own.
Florence Thompson, Seamstress
Batiking & Sewing Center (Cape Coast)
Florence Thompson has been a seamstress for 20 years. She believes that Ghanaian customers know a good seamstress by the amount of work she already has, so Florence prides herself on gaining new customers by always keeping herself and her four apprentices busy. Before joining the Global Mamas cooperative, Florence struggled to get enough work to start her own business and to support her growing family, and her electricity had been cut off for three months. Now Florence continues to create unique clothing and improve the neatness and quality of her work. She has learned book-keeping, and stays on track so that she knows exactly how her business is doing. From her success with Global Mamas, Florence has started paying off a loan that she had defaulted on for two years.
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