Beadmaking Center (Krobo)
Lawrencia Kumah, a Global Mama since 2010

“Prosperity, to me, means a reliable monthly salary.”


Meet Lawrencia: After finishing trade school, where she studied dressmaking, Lawrencia saw a sign recruiting bead assemblers for Global Mamas. She has been here ever since and says she’s most proud of having learned about jewelry design. Her favorite products to make are necklaces and ornaments. She’s so passionate about jewelry design that she makes earrings and necklaces for fun on the weekends. In the future, Lawrencia would like to return to dressmaking and open her own shop so that she can further explore her creativity.


When asked what she’d like to share with those who buy her products, Lawrencia says, “I’m happy that I’m here at Global Mamas and very proud of our work because it is good quality.” 


Elizabeth Kumah, a Global Mama since 2003

“Prosperity, to me, is when my business is growing.”


Meet Elizabeth: After being recruited by Global Mamas in the bead market, bead seller Elizabeth has seen her business expand. She is thankful for the reliable and regular orders that Global Mamas provides her. With her business expanding, Elizabeth now runs three large display tables in the local market and has seen her income increase significantly. She is proud that she is able to pay for the education of her four children and hopes that they do well and have a bright future. In her free time, Elizabeth loves to design beads and cook plantain stew.


When asked what she would like to tell the women wearing her beads, Elizabeth says, May God be with them, and may they have a long life and prosperity!


Odumase Krobo is home to the second Global Mamas location. Leveraging the success of our Mamas in Cape Coast, we replicated the model in Krobo with the skilled producers of recycled glass beads. Opened in 2006, we now work with more than 30 different beadmakers. Our beadmakers are typically family run businesses in the villages scattered throughout the Odumase Krobo area. We also directly employ nearly 20 young women from the community who assemble our beaded products at the Global Mamas office.