Volunteer in Africa

Supply Chain Management Volunteer Opportunities in AfricaSupply Chain Management


Enhancing productivity is one of our most pressing strategic goals as we currently cannot keep up with the demand for our products. Volunteers working in supply chain management help us to simplify and improve the efficiency our very complex production models across all product lines. Projects include:

  • Organizing production related supplies, materials and systems.
  • Developing systems to better manage processes and track performance.
  • Identifying sources of raw materials and packaging supplies in Ghana.
  • Improving logistics management domestically and for export.

Past Supply Chain Management Projects

Elisenda Losantos - Product Design volunteer in Africa

Elisenda Losantos
Barcelona, Spain

Elisenda was very productive during her time in Ghana:

  • Visiting numerous seamstresses to understand the impediments to efficient production, and then developing specifications to reduce waste, improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Developing digital layouts and specifications for each of the products that assist in the ordering and production of the products.
  • Working with the production manager and other staff to consolidate the information gathered into a usable format.
  • Working on a range of new batik cloth, including the first 'Fair Trade' cloth produced by Global Mamas.
  • Creating a color scheme that the weavers in Ajumkao use to choose fabric batik scraps to produce rugs and trivets to color specification as offered in the Global Mamas catalog.

"I have never worked in such a motivated environment. The team spirit and the feeling that everyone was in the same boat: the staff, the batikers, the seamstresses, and volunteers alike, was one of the most motivating experiences of my life."