Global Mamas works together to create a life of prosperity for women and their families in Ghana. Global Mamas is in the process of constructing and will soon operate Ghana's first Fair Trade Zone (FTZ) - an eco-friendly, centralized, people-first, production facility that will create 85 new jobs for skilled craftswomen in Ghana's Eastern Region. After several years, the walls of the first building have been erected. We invite you to help us bring the building to life - from the inside and out.
We know that one in six people, predominantly women, are employed in industries like global fashion, where work in dangerous factory settings and meager wages are the norm. Women in Ghana need sustainable jobs and these jobs need to be conducted in a safe and environmentally friendly workspace. The first building of our Fair Trade Zone is erected, however, key interior components are absent.
Global Mamas will procure and install furniture (chairs, tables, desks, etc.) to allow for organized productivity flow, sewing machines to employ more women, lights to ease eye strain, cooling fans, and a biogas waste management system to provide a source of clean fuel for production as well as mitigate the harmful environmental impact of both human and agricultural waste. The completed building will allow Global to create 85 new jobs and maintain the existing 155 jobs at risk due to Covid-19.
The Fair Trade Zone will create a space where women will strengthen themselves, their families, and their communities. It will connect women in rural areas to international marketplaces to facilitate a more equitable distribution of resources that promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth. This in turn will ignite social change, breaking the cycle of poverty and gender inequality. As the women become powerful role models, their children and their communities will flourish.