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.
Mary Kweku Enyonan, a Global Mama since 2013

Prosperity enables me to have pocket money and to pay for my daughter, Annita.


Meet Mary: Before becoming a bead assembler at Global Mamas, Mary sold and traded beads at the Krobo bead market. One day, she overheard some women discussing their jobs at the Global Mamas Krobo site and decided to apply to work as a bead assembler. Mary is enthusiastic about any work that comes her way and is always up for a challenge. She wants her daughter, Annita, to be the same way. Mary’s dream is to send Annita to secondary school, where she can continue her studies and pursue her passions, such as reading.


To those who buy her products, Mary says enthusiastically, “Keep on buying so we can keep producing!”    


Victoria Angmore Narkie, a Global Mama since 2010

Because I work with Global Mamas, I can save money. That's what prosperity means to me.


Meet Victoria: Victoria has been selling her brother's beads with her sister Barbara Tetteh for more than 17 years, as it is her family's tradition that women sell beads made by the men. Victoria's market table displays her vast collection of multicolored beads. Victoria says that the large, reliable orders from Global Mamas have increased her income by 30 percent. Because of this additional income, she and her husband can send their children Lawrence, Sandra, Amanda, and Beauty to school.


When asked what she’d share with those who purchase products made from the beads she sells, Victoria says, Beads don't spoil. They last forever, so you should buy beaded items from Global Mamas!