Beadmaking Center (Krobo)

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.
Comfort Amanor, a Global Mama since 2007

Prosperity is about my family—it means I can take care of them”

 

Meet Comfort: Comfort has been working with Global Mamas as a beadmaker since the Krobo site first began and is glad that she earns enough money for her beads to support her family. She has a son, Fausta, and a daughter, Mavis, and also cares for two nephews, Isaac and Juros, who are like sons to her. Comfort describes the beadmaking process and wants people to know how difficult it is: “We pound glass and heat it over a fire to create the beads, and we also search for grass and cassava stalks to make holes in the beads.” She says she’s proud that even as a woman, she has the physical strength to do this work.

 

To those who buy the products made from her beads, Comfort says, “May God help you to get more money so you can buy more jewelry and ornaments made from my beads!”

 

 
Eunice Mensah, a Global Mama since 2012

“Prosperity is having a good job and being able to pay for my children’s school fees.”

 

Meet Eunice: When Eunice’s pastor passed by the Global Mamas Krobo location and met some employees, he told Eunice about the opportunity to work as a bead assembler. Prior to working at Global Mamas, Eunice was out of work. She is happy that she has now gained skills in assembling beads, especially in making necklaces. Eunice lives with her husband, a science teacher, and her two young daughters, Juliet and Princess. Since joining Global Mamas, she has been able to send her daughters to private school so they can enjoy higher quality education and hopes they will become a nurse and a teacher. In the future, Eunice would like teach Krobo, the language spoken in the Krobo area.

 

When asked about her proudest achievement since joining Global Mamas, Eunice says,I am proud of myself because I am happy every day.

 

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