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.
Justina Amadey, a Global Mama since 2013

“Prosperity means being able to save money and continue paying for my daughters’ schooling.”


Meet Justina: A single mother of two and former shoe vendor, Justina decided to work for Global Mamas so she could provide her children with better opportunities. Justina says she is happy to work with Global Mamas because she is always paid on time and feels that Global Mamas treats its workers well. Justina wants to thank Global Mamas and its customers for supporting her and her dream of being able to fund her daughters’ college educations.


When asked to share her own dream, Justina says, “My dream for the future is to continue my education.”


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!”