Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Going Global!

These girls in Ghana keep us supplied with bags, blankets, cute napkins and placemats, fun batiked tops and skirts. Here's a look at who Global Mamas is, what they do, and why.

Global Mamas enhances the international marketplace with unique, high quality, handmade apparel, and at the same time provides sustainable livelihoods for women and girls in Africa. Global Mama’s reduces the economic inequality of women by significantly increasing the revenues and profits of woman-owned businesses in Africa. This in turn increases employee wages, generates new jobs and improves the standard of living. We believe that helping women gain economic independence is the most effective way to reduce dependence on foreign aid and steadily create a prosperous society.

Why Buy Global Mamas Products?
Global Mamas is the name brand for goods produced through the efforts of Women in Progress, an international not-for-profit organization assisting women of Africa in attaining economic independence. All proceeds made by Global Mamas’ sales go directly to the women producing the merchandise and to the business development programs carried out by Women in Progress. Sales of Global Mamas’ products provide dignity to African women who are now able to earn an honest living through the production of handmade batik products. By helping women to help themselves, Global Mamas is taking small steps towards helping end Africa’s dependence on foreign aid and creating a sustainable society.

Our Difference
Global Mamas helps the women find export markets AND assists them in managing their growing businesses by providing hands-on personalized assistance in implementing practical business strategies into day-to-day operations. In fact, one requirement of being a Global Mama is the adoption of basic bookkeeping practices which enables a business to observe trends and plan for growth.

This information is taken from Global Mamas' website. Find out more information about them by visiting them at www.globalmamas.org.

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