Women in Progress

Accra, Ghana

Women in Progress is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded by two former Peace Corps volunteers and six Ghanaian seamstresses and batikers. WIP’s mission is to enable Ghanaian small businesswomen to achieve a sustainable economic independence as a means for generating jobs and alleviating poverty at the grassroots level.

WIP launched Global Mamas, its fair trade brand, in 2003. Today, Global Mamas works directly with more than 400 Ghanaian women to produce and export fair trade products to over 300 customers in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Areas of Expertise

Global Mamas offers a variety of fair trade products such as batiked apparel and home accessories, jewelry and other beaded goods, skincare products, and recycled items.

Professional Affiliations

Member of Fair Trade Federation
Member of World Fair Trade Organisation

Books by Women in Progress