Global Mamas & Women in Progress

Women in Progress (WIP) transforms the lives of women in Africa by creating sustainable income opportunities which lead to financial independence. WIP, also doing business as Global Mamas, reduces the economic inequality of women by significantly increasing wages and generating new jobs through the production and export of Global Mamas fair trade products. This in turn improves the standard of living for women, their families, and the larger community. WIP believes that helping women gain financial independence is the most effective way to create prosperous communities.
Jul 31, 2012

Bright new faces in Pram pram!

Dear Global Mamas Supporters,

We are so pleased to announce that since our last update we’ve had the opportunity to hire three new seamstresses. There’s no better way to say thank you than to introduce you to these three women who have directly benefited from your generosity. 

JANET

Janet is 30 years old and has joined the Global Mamas team in Prampram as a seamstress.  She lives with her husband Daniel and their one-year-old daughter named Antoinette.  Antoinette already attends school each day and enjoys playing with her friends. 

Before joining Global Mamas, Janet was attending school where she studied design.  Janet enjoys working for Global Mamas as her monthly salary enables her to save some money so that in the future she can return to school to finish her design course.

Janet dreams of going to university to become a design teacher.  Along with saving for her education and the education of her daughter, Janet sends money to her parents who live in a local village.

ELIZABETH

Elizabeth is 32 years old and is the first born in her family. She is married to Napolean and they have a two and a half year old daughter named Michelle.

Elizabeth loves to sew dresses and has her own shop in lower Prampram. She also likes to sing gospel music.  In 5 Years time, Elizabeth would like to have another child and become a professional seamstress. She dreams of attending Polytechnic in Tema for Sewing. Her ultimate goal is to send her kids through all levels of school so that they can receive a high education.

CHARITY

Charity is 31 years old and is one of eight siblings.  She lives with her mother and father, her younger sisters, and brothers. Charity has two children, Jonathan aged 4 Jennifer aged 2. Both attend school in Prampram.

She has managed her own shop for the past 5 years and is known for her Cabba, slits (traditional dress) and sews uniforms for local schools.

In her spare time, Charity likes to watch foreign movies and is a big fan of action movies. She is also a very good cook and likes to make fried rice, and banku, fufu stew.

Thank you from the entire Global Mamas team! 

Janet
Janet
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Charity
Charity
May 4, 2012

Promotions and New Hires

Dear Global Mamas Supporters,

We are so pleased to announce that since our last update we’ve had the opportunity to promote two incredible women from within Global Mamas and create another new job. There’s no better way to say thank you than to introduce you to these three women who have directly benefited from your generosity. 

 
DORCAS - QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER (PRAMPRAM)
Dorcas started with Global Mamas as a Quality Control Officer in 2007 and was quickly groomed for the position of Quality Control Coordinator due to her background in teaching and sewing. Dorcas has an impeccable eye for quality and demonstrates the traits of a true leader.

When the Prampram workshop opened, Global Mamas had Dorcas in mind for the important role of Quality Control Manager. She made the relocation to Prampram and is thriving in her new position.  She now oversees the entire quality control team in Prampram and is responsible for introducing new products to the Prampram seamstresses.

October 6, 2012 marks Dorcas’s six-year anniversary with Global Mamas and in December this year, she will receive a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast. These accomplishments, along with her passion for sewing and strength to follow her dreams, exemplify what an outstanding woman Dorcas is.

 
JOYCE - QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER (CAPE COAST)
Global Mamas describes Joyce as small and mighty! This quiet but strong woman has been a part of the Global Mamas team for four years. Early in 2012 when Dorcas moved to Prampram, Joyce was promoted from a Quality Control Officer to the Cape Coast Quality Control Manager.

With a background in sewing, Joyce is determined to establish herself in the fashion industry and continue building her skills.  She has recently begun pattern-making lessons and loves learning the technical aspects of sewing.

 
ANTIONETTE - QUALITY CONTROL OFFICER (CAPE COAST)
Antoinette joined Global Mamas as a Cape Coast Quality Control Officer in early 2012 when Joyce was promoted to the Quality Control Manager. Along with learning the in’s and out’s of the organization, she has been taking pattern making lessons and will start computer training in the summer.

Antoinette lives with her Grandmother and six family members in Elmina. She dreams of having her own shop one day, but is currently saving up to go to school in fashion and design. 

These women come from different walks of life, are different ages and have different dreams, but they do have a common goal of improving the lives of themselves, their families and their communities. Thanks to your donation they are well on the way to achieving their personal and shared goals!

Thank you from the entire Global Mamas team! 

Meet promoted employees and a new hire!
Meet promoted employees and a new hire!
Feb 28, 2012

Meet the First 3 New Hires in Prampram!

We are so pleased to announce that since our fundraiser kicked off in December, we've raised more than $12,000, which will enable us to hire 10 new Mamas. We started hiring in December and would like to introduce you to the first 3 women who have directly benefited from your generosity.
 
DORCAS - SEAMSTRESS
Dorcas is the newest Global Mama at our Fair Trade Textile Workshop. Her favorite part of her new role is learning how to sew new items and improve her quality. Dorcas currently rents a small house in Prampram, but dreams of building her own home one day. Thanks to the steady income she now earns, she has opened a bank account and is starting to save toward that goal.
 
MARY - SEAMSTRESS
Mary dreams of opening up her own sewing shop one day and is excited to learn more business management skills by working with Global Mamas. She is a wife and a mother of two boys, Gabriel (9) and Dennis (4). She plans on using her new income to save toward her goal as well as the goals of her sons to become a doctor and soldier, respectively.
 
SALOMEY - SEAMSTRESS
Salomey joined the Global Mamas team with ten years of experience as a seamstress. She lives in Prampram with her Husband, Isaac and their son Kennedy (2). Salomey enjoys working for Global Mamas because of the reliable income. In the future, Salomey dreams of owning a small shop selling groceries and her own creations. She would also love to travel more with her family.
 
These women come from different walks of lives, are different ages and have different dreams, but they do have a common goal of improving the lives of themselves, their families and their communities. Thanks to your donation they are well on the way of achieving their personal and shared goals!
 
Thank you from the entire Global Mamas team!
The newest Global Mamas employees!
The newest Global Mamas employees!