Global Mamas is transforming the lives of women by expanding our successful fair trade workshop in Prampram, a vulnerable fishing village in Southern Ghana. 23 new, permanent jobs will provide hope, security and empowerment for marginalized artisans through the production and sales of beautiful, hand-made items. Invest with us to liberate these women from the cycle of poverty.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The future is bleak for a seamstress or batiker in Ghana today. Cheap imports, second-hand clothing and counterfeit fabrics have all devastated the once booming textile industry. Thirty-five years ago, textile production boasted of employing 25,000 employees. Today, just 4,000 people are employed. This has had a tremendously negative effect on Ghanaian women, as so many are trained in textile trades. They are charged with providing for their families, but have been left with no hope for work.
How will this project solve this problem?
Global Mamas provides sustainable, fairly compensated work for women by connecting them with a larger global marketplace. This project will liberate 23 women from the cycle of poverty and provide them with valuable training. It will also lay the ground work for creating hundreds of new jobs. Women working in the Global Mamas network provide better quality nutrition, health care and education for their families. They pay off debts, start saving for their futures and enhance their skills.
Potential Long Term Impact
The new jobs will bring hope to a struggling village by employing 23 new women, empowering them with a living wage and the resources to achieve financial independence. Proceeds generated from sales of beautiful, hand-made items will help the workshop continue to grow and create more desperately-needed employment opportunities for women. As our women hone their skills, we become a stronger organization and are able to help more women by bringing the Global Mamas approach to new communities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,157
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,157 . The original project funding goal was $27,217.