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Paying it Forward

5% of proceeds from the purchase of Art of Athletics products benefit Global Mamas, a non-profit organization that helps women achieve economic independence through sustainable employment.

Global Mamas is a registered 501c3 and has a five star rating on GuideStar. It is a screened member of the Fair Trade Federation and the World Fair Trade Organization. Its community includes over 500 Ghanaian women who produce high-quality, handmade products. In addition to paying a fair wage, Global Mamas also provides health benefits, personal finance assistance, and job skill or career training, which further motivates the women and their families to achieve prosperity.

Why do we support Global Mamas? I have lived and breathed these women and their struggles first-hand, and prior to having the AMAZING opportunity to move to the United States, I always thought I would be one of them someday. These women just like my mother are the perfect examples of an entrepreneurial spirit trapped in a region with limited opportunities and resources, growing up, I saw my mother stay up late into the wee hours of the morning cutting and sewing underwear in our living room and then packing up the finished pieces to sell at the market in the morning, this was just one of may ventures she tried her hand at to help support her growing family.

There are many inspirational women across the globe just like my mother and these women, they have incredible ideas and unwavering drive, but they are stuck within the confines of their geographic circumstances. Global Mamas is revolutionizing the poverty problem by creating sustainable income opportunity for African women, and new jobs are constantly being generated through the production and export of fair trade products.

Their work not only creates a positive moral for women, but it catalyzes an environment that will allow communities to florish. For these reasons, Art of Athletics is an enthusiastic supporter of Global Mamas and a third world address should not keep a strong woman from her dreams.

We support you, because you are a work of Art!

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Together, our contributions make a huge difference in the lives of these women; hear it from them.

"I am proud of my work and giving my niece the opportunity to go to
university." ~ Molly Djan


"The day that Global Mamas accepted my application was the happiest day of
my life. I am happy now, because I can control my career and I love the
independence that Global Mamas has given me." ~ Patricia Tandoh


 "Global Mamas has provided me with plenty of work and regular income,
allowing me to help the needy people in my church by providing them with
food, clothes and more" ~ Grace Koufie


"Global Mamas is helping me in more ways than I could have imagined. I can
now provide better for my children.  They are good people that have taught
me skills like bookkeeping and making quality goods, which are helping me
advance my reputation and thus my business." ~ Juliana Mustapha


"We are proud to be independent women. We do not have to rely so much on
others." ~ Emma and Ell


"Through Global Mamas, I have been able to achieve my dream of helping
people. Before Global Mamas, my income was limited and I could not afford to
help others. I will always appreciate that Global Mamas has helped me help
others.They have helped a lot. They have done their best." ~ Esther Garbrah

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Global Mamas

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5% of proceeds from the purchase of Art of Athletics products benefit Global Mamas, a non-profit organization that helps women achieve economic independence through sustainable employment.

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