Karama, an Arabic word meaning dignity, was founded on the principle that individuals flourish when given opportunity to provide for their families through creative and purposeful work.


From Trash to Treasure: A Recycling Story

July 02, 2015

Since Karama's founding, we've been committed to long-term investment in people, communities, and the environment. When those three factors are in harmony, something truly incredible happens. Read on as we share the story of a brand new product and its journey from trash to treasure.  It all starts with Danford Kilimila, a woodworker in Dar es Salaam. He has been with an organization that works with exclusively recycled and discarded materials for eight years. This married father of three (with two in school) loves his job and is interested in dhow wood and other products. His job allows him to save for the future, send his children to school, and provide for his family. Making use of recycled materials creates... Continue Reading →