Volunteer in Africa

Business Development Volunteer Opportunities in AfricaBusiness Development


Global Mamas provides women in Ghana with direct access to markets around the world. We provide our producers with personalized, hands-on business assistance and trainings to strengthen their capacity. Our business development volunteers focus on a wide range of projects that empower the women we work with to become self-sufficient - either working directly with our Mamas or on a project that ensures Global Mamas continues to grow and supports more women every year.



Whether as a short-term or long-term volunteer, your professional skills will be put to use and help make a difference in the lives of women in Africa, their families and their communities. At the same time, you will give purpose to your time off work.

Past Business Development Projects

Kathleen Kosnar	- Business Development volunteer in Africa

Kathleen Kosnar
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kathleen assisted Global Mamas with expansion to the UK marketplace. Kathleen used her years of business expertise to help Global Mamas in the following ways:

  • Conducted detailed research that helped Global Mamas put proper exporting procedures into place for the UK
  • Analyzed trade agreements to ensure Global Mamas was benefitting from duty-free exportation for product categories
  • Researched the logistics of working with export/import agents in both Ghana and the UK
  • Prepared documents outlining product restrictions, customs processes, useful agencies, and a dictionary of the most commonly used acronyms in the arena of world trade
  • Organized the exporting logistics data for easy reference and shared with new UK distributor

Kathleen cherished the overall insight gained into the reality of life, customs, culture, politics, and business in Ghana that is free of interpretation by politically, socially or economically motivated sources.

My life is forever enriched, enlightened and changed. I am now a different individual and will continue to find ways to be an advocate for sustainable development, fair trade, and freedom."