Trashy Bags Recycling & Sewing Workshop (Dzorwulu)
Hawa Mohammed, a Global Mama since 2007

Though Hawa Mohammed is one of the youngest workers at Trashy Bags, she has quite a large amount of responsibility in her life. She currently lives with her stepmother in Accra, of whom she has been taking care since her father passed away in 2006. Hawa is also supporting her younger brothers and sisters who live in her hometown of Techiman, Ghana. They constantly tell her how much they miss her, but are grateful for the opportunity she received in starting at Trashy Bags. Hawa plans to work at Trashy Bags until she raises enough money to attend catering school. Her ultimate dream is to have her own restaurant someday. She appreciates both the wage she earns and the working conditions of Trashy Bags, but what she appreciates most is how everyone is treated like family rather than employees.

 



Global Mamas partners with Trashy Bags to produce accessories made from the recycled plastic of packaged drinking water (think plastic sachet vs. plastic bottle). Water sachets are the most popular item to buy on the streets of Ghana, and because of this, they also account for the majority of litter on the ground. Trashy Bags not only cleans up Ghana as they collect the littered drinking water sachets, but also works to inform the public about the environmental issues of litter and these non-biodegradable drink sachets.
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