Beadmaking Center (Krobo)
Joyce Narh, a Global Mama since 2007

“Prosperity, to me, is to be able to use my salary to pay for my children’s school fees and have money to feed my family.”

 

Meet Joyce: Prior to joining Global Mamas as a bead assembler, Joyce was a seamstress. She’s been with Global Mamas since the Krobo site first opened and her favorite products to make are earrings. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking okra stew and singing her favorite gospel song, “Peace of the Lord,” at church. Although Joyce did not complete any formal education, she dreams that someday her daughter will complete school and become a pilot so that she can travel all over the world. For her part, Joyce hopes to someday open her own provisions store.

 

To the people all over the world buying Global Mamas products, Joyce says, “I am happy that they are buying our products and they should keep buying them!” 

 



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.
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