By the numbers
Karama began in 2004 with one artisan partner in one country (Ethiopia) and has worked with 47 artisan partners in 8 countries over the past 18 years. We've invested $1.1M to help grow artisan small businesses (many of them women-owned) and donated $241K to send 4,820 kids in Africa and Haiti to Young Life camp.
Over $1.1M invested in 47 artisans
Karama began in 2004, working with one artisan partner in one country (Ethiopia) and has expanded to partnering with 47 artisan groups in 8 countries. Karama has invested over $1,100,000 in talented artisans (many of them woman-owned), helping them grow their businesses and provide resources for themselves and their families.
17 years working with artisans in 8 countries
Karama's goal is to provide purposeful, dignified work for artisans working in Africa and Haiti. We've provided tools and equipment, conducted skills and leadership training and consulted on quality improvement processes to help artisans produce beautiful, handmade products.