Clockwise: Melanie Popowich, team reviewing initial ideas for Fair Trade Zone, a view of the first building, and the staff from the Akuse office visiting the new building. We are exceptionally thrilled to share with our fantastic community that we FINALLY have a building on our land! Before we give […]
Fundraising: Building Prosperity
This month for Giving Tuesday (November 27th) our attention remains focused on the Fair Trade Zone (FTZ), a campus-style facility we are creating in Ghana’s Eastern Region to provide sustainable income opportunities for 200 craftswomen. Our vision is to create a model environment for ethical production following the principles of
Paige Affinito, Intern With an average annual growth rate of 66%, Global Mamas faces the rare challenge that demand has outstripped production. Because our production falls short and orders go unfilled, expansion in sales has slowed organization’s overall pace of growth. To address this problem, Global Mamas initiated plans for
One of Global Mamas’ many successes this season was that it received $9,500 in funding from the Australian High Commission for The Revolving Raw Materials Inventory Project. The application for direct aid for small projects was submitted in July of 2006 and the funds were received the following December.
Women in Progress had its first major fundraising event on April 8, 2006 at the Ghanaian Embassy in Washington D.C. Organized by former WIP volunteer Emilie Kimball and her parents Phil and Kathy, along with the help of Brooke Olster and many other past volunteers, the fundraiser spread the word about Women in Progress while celebrating in Ghanaian fashion.