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Global Mamas Eco-Friendly Water Hyacinth Fundraiser

Support Our Eco-Friendly Expansion in 2020

Economic empowerment will always be at the heart of our mission, but as a community of women and mothers we remain keenly aware of our environmental impact. While we do fairly well with 60% of our current catalog made from upcycled or recycled materials and the rest produced from organic cotton, we feel the urgent imperative to do more.
 
With your support in 2020 we plan to heavily invest our time, talents, and resources in expanding our range of eco-friendly initiatives – in both our actions, and the products we create.

 

Creating Jobs & Protecting Biodiversity

A significant expansion in 2020 will be the debut of our new water hyacinth line. Currently in development in the same community that houses the future Fair Trade Zone, this collaboration along the Volta River uses invasive water hyacinth as the raw material for an innovative new collection of natural fiber products.

Locally known as the “poison flower”, the water hyacinth is an aggressive weed that doubles its size in less than two weeks-- clogging waterways and negatively affecting water transport, power generation, health, agriculture, and fisheries. Our new project will help to rebuild the ecological integrity of the Volta River while using an abundant natural resource to create much-needed alternative revenue streams for local communities. Read more about it here. 

Support from end-of-year donations will allow us to sustain and continue expanding opportunities we are able to provide through the water hyacinth project going into 2020

 

Global Mamas is registered in Ghana as a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and in the USA as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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