Dear Global Mamas Supporters,
We are so thrilled to announce that since our last update we have been awarded a grant through the French Embassy in Ghana. Thanks to the grant, combined with your support, we have been able to make a strategic move of our Pram Pram production site into a larger house. Thanks to the increased space and funding we are close to our original goal of hiring 23 women and we have additional space to employ an addition 16 women. There’s no better way to say thank you than to show you some photos from the big move that was made possible due to your generosity.
MOVING THE MACHINES INTO THE HOUSE
The move had to take place as quickly as possible to get production back under way. That meant all hands on deck, including some new neighborhood friends we picked up along the way.
BATIKERS EXPLORING THEIR NEW WORKSHOP
The batikers were very excited about their new space that shades them from the sun and allows for enough tables and dye basins to keep everyone busy at the same time.
SEAMSTRESSES IN THE NEW SEWING ROOM
The seamstresses were active in helping to arrange the sewing room in a manner that utilized the new space well while encouraging a communal work environment.
OTHER EXCITING DETAILS
With the additional funding we were able to purchase our own van to help transport women from their village in Pram Pram to the new production site in Ashaiman, a 30km trip. This helps to limit their outside costs associated with continuing to work with Global Mamas while providing a reliable way to get to and from work.
The new production site also has a room for the Quality Control team, an entire room for cutting and hallways filled with ironing tables. This encourages the team to move around and stay active throughout the work day. We are also working on arranging a nursery space for women who need to bring young children to work with them.
We are very excited about the room in the house that is currently empty, awaiting the funding for 14 more sewing machines and 2 batik stations. This will become our new training room where the newest seamstresses will create products for our Accra based gift shop while they learn the Global Mamas product line and our strict quality control standards.
We are very pleased to be sharing this news and we are grateful for your continued support in this growing endeavor.
Thank you from the entire Global Mamas team!
Moving machines into the new house
Batikers exploring their new workshop
Seamstresses in the new sewing room