Meet the Mamas

Mary Weime

Mary Weime, Shea Producer (Damango)

In the late 1970s, Mary and her husband came to Damongo from Navrongo, in Ghana’s Upper East Region. Before coming to Damongo, Mary had never collected shea nuts before, but she began working in Damongo Christian Mothers’ Association’s shea butter production shortly after arriving. Her family now use this source of earnings to subsidize their income. Mary has given birth to seven children, two girls and five boys, two of whom sadly died young. She is also a proud grandmother of one granddaughter. Through working with Christian Mothers’ Association and its partnership with Global Mamas, Mary has been able to earn a fair wage above the national minimum. She hopes to use this improved and stable income to help pay for the education of her younger children and her granddaughter.

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