INTERVIEW: Mama Atubiga
I am 30 years of age and have not been to school as my father couldn’t afford it. I’m not married but I have 2 children and help support 13 children in the compound (Mama lives in the same compound as Julie and Laadi).
I supported myself by weaving the traditional baskets and made about 35 Cedis a month, maybe 5 Cedis a week (US$3.50).
My father first gave me the straws to start weaving about 15 years ago.
The G-lish project has a big impact on me
- I can buy foodstuffs
- I buy soap and also sandals
The most important things for me are to feed my children and get a loan to expand my business. This is what I need most.
As for the recycled baskets, I am happy G-lish introduced the recycled Bolga baskets to us. It is good and makes money.
I would most like mango trees for fruits and shade.
To our customers I would like to say thank you for buying our baskets and to bless them in using our baskets.