By Alvaro Varela, Semester at Sea, Spring 2017

Global Mamas is a nonprofit and fair trade organization empowering African women.They sell different types of products made by local African women and in many cases using renewable materials. They make kitchen accessories, personal care products, bracelets and necklaces and different kind of clothing.It really makes the customer feel like they are making a difference because by purchasing their products they are offering sustainable livelihoods to African women.

In 2003, six Ghanaian women who wanted to use their talent as bikers and seamstresses to earn money to support their families met two North American women who wanted to help them achieve their vision.  Check out the website to learn more about the organization vision, mission, products and more!

See a video on the history and impact of Global Mamas... a true success story!