Create Jobs, Provide Hope for 23 Women in Ghana

by Global Mamas & Women in Progress
Oct 24, 2012

October Report

Dear Global Giving Supporters,

There’s no better way to say thank you than to introduce you to three of the women who have directly benefited from your generosity. 


Regina is 35 years old and lives in Pram pram with her mother, husband, and son Isaac. She is the second oldest child in her family and supports 7 family members with the income she earns from Global Mamas. She first heard about Global Mamas from two of her friends who have been with the organization for the past two years. Regina loves to sew urban explorer bags and babies crawling shoes.

Her dream is to support her son though school and higher education. She would also like to use the skills she learns from Global Mamas to open her own shop. For fun, Regina loves to dance the Azonto, a very popular dance in Ghana, and “chill at spots” on the weekend.


Dorra is a new seamstress with Global Mamas and loves to sew the forever-popular retro dress. She lives in Pram pram with her husband. At 51 she still loves to sew, but prioritized raising her children for the majority of her adult live. Now that the kids are older, she was looking for a new challenge and found Global Mamas.

Dorra loves designing and sewing clothing for her costumers on the weekends, cooking, and spending time with her family. She hopes to save up enough to retire so that she can spend more time with her family.     


One day Joyce was walking to work when she noticed a bus load of women exit out of a van and walk into a large house in her neighborhood. Curious, the 27-year-old single mother asked one of the women what they were doing. She was told that they were batikers and seamstresses working with Global Mamas.

Joyce, also a seamstress, entered the building and inquired about a position. After some testing she was hired on the spot and now proudly sews high quality dresses. She lives with her mother and son, Evans Osei, in Ashaiman-Tema. Joyce dreams of buying her own land and building a house for her family. She would also like to open her own shop. You can often hear Joyce singing as she sews in the workshop. “I am happiest when I sing” she says. 

Thank you from the entire Global Mamas team! 


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Global Mamas & Women in Progress

Location: Minneapolis, MN - USA
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Global Mamas & Women in Progress
Project Leader:
Kristin Johnson
Minneapolis, MN United States

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