Meet the Mamas
Gladys Oduro, Seamstress (Dzorwulu, Ghana)
Gladys Oduro was a seamstress for 10 years before joining Trashy Bags in 2008. She grew up in the Ashanti region of Ghana, near a city called Kumasi, but has now lived in Accra for more than 20 years. Times have been difficult for Gladys, as she is a single mother raising four children. In Ghana, children often work to contribute to the family, even at very young ages. However, her children all have a great desire to stay in school, and Gladys has done her best to ensure they do. She feels very lucky to work with Trashy Bags, predominantly due to her great relationship with her manager. No matter what kind of problems Gladys has, she feels very comfortable asking for assistance from him and knows he’ll do whatever he can to help her.