From a global pandemic to an economic downturn, our global sales are down by over $200,000 from 2019 pre-pandemic levels. In addition, inflation in Ghana is skyrocketing and wages have been raised by 40% in order for the Mamas to literally be able to afford to get to work. We are experiencing a gap in the funding needed to sustain operations into 2023. As we near the end of 2022, we humbly request you join us in closing this financial gap to set us back on the path to sustainability for 2023.
Global Mamas is committed to sustainable growth and providing fairly compensated work for women in Ghana by connecting them with a larger global marketplace. 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. Giving Tuesday funding will close the gap on our year-end budget and fund critical inflationary increases to wages for the Mamas in Ghana.
Global Mamas is committed to sustainable growth and since its inception has created hundreds of jobs in Ghana. This necessary funding will ensure that the Mamas continue to receive a living wage, and personalized, hands-on training to refine their skills and strengthen their capacity to produce better products, manage their growing businesses and personal incomes, and improve their health and the health of their children.