Beadmaking Center (Krobo)
Christiana Tetteh, a Global Mama since 2013

“Prosperity allows me to keep working so I can pay for my children’s schooling.”

 

Meet Christiana: Before she joined Global Mamas as a bead assembler, Christiana sold drinking water on the street, but she wasn’t earning enough to cover the school fees for her two children. Christiana has big dreams for them: “I hope one day they will become a pastor and a nurse,” she says. Of all the beaded products she creates, Christiana’s favorite to make are the bracelets. On the weekend Christiana does laundry, rests, and cooks. Her favorite Ghanaian dish is fufu and she enjoys making it for her children and her three siblings.

 

To all those who purchase her products, Christiana says with an infectious smile, “Keep on buying so we can keep making money!” 

 

 
Elizabeth Kumah, a Global Mama since 2003

“Prosperity, to me, is when my business is growing.”

 

Meet Elizabeth: After being recruited by Global Mamas in the bead market, bead seller Elizabeth has seen her business expand. She is thankful for the reliable and regular orders that Global Mamas provides her. With her business expanding, Elizabeth now runs three large display tables in the local market and has seen her income increase significantly. She is proud that she is able to pay for the education of her four children and hopes that they do well and have a bright future. In her free time, Elizabeth loves to design beads and cook plantain stew.

 

When asked what she would like to tell the women wearing her beads, Elizabeth says, May God be with them, and may they have a long life and prosperity!

 



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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