Batiking & Sewing Center (Cape Coast)
Florence "Kakra" Thannie, a Global Mama since 2007

“To me prosperity is buying my industrial sewing machine. It helps me to do my work fast.”

 

Meet Florence: A seamstress, Florence took the advice of a friend and former Mama to apply to work with Global Mamas.  Since starting with the organization, Florence has perfected the design and construction of the weekend bag. She hopes to save enough money to buy more machines and expand her business in the future. In her spare time, she listens to Gospel music and dreams of building a new house where she and her husband can enjoy fufu and light soup on Sunday afternoons.

 

“I want to open a big shop and have apprentices and more customers and to produce more Global Mama products.”



Cape Coast is home to our largest production location and was the first Global Mamas location. It was here that our founding Mamas came together in 2003 to produce the first Global Mamas product line. Today the Cape Coast Global Mamas community comprises nearly 100 independent, women-owned businesses. In Cape Coast our Mamas are batikers and seamstresses who work from their own shops or from their homes.
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