Karama began in 2006 with a single artisan partner in Ethiopia and has since expanded to working with artisans in 6 countries, affecting over 2,400 artisans and their families in this time period. Each purchase provides layers of transformation, yielding individual, community, economic and eternal impact.
Individual lives are changed when offered the opportunity to earn a living wage. Financial prosperity brings personal dignity, and cultivates entrepreneurship. Karama is especially committed to marginalized artisans, including women, HIV+ individuals, the disabled and the extremely poor. These individuals are restored and given a voice and viable place in society when given opportunities to work.