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.

Malawi Swirl

Join Karama in celebrating the lives of Young Life Malawi staff Sarah Adams, Lusayo Mhango, and Wanangwa Sanga who tragically lost their lives December 6, 2013.  These three were passionate about Jesus, teenagers and Young Life.  For the month of December, all the proceeds of the Malawi Swirl Collection will send kids to camp with Young Life Malawi. These young leaders left a lasting legacy in Africa and in the U.S.  They might not be with us physically but their work is visible today in the lives of Malawian teens.  


Artisan Spotlight: Haimanot and Ethiopian Jewelry Design

December 16, 2014

On our first day outside of the airport (where we had been trapped for two days) in Addis Ababa, Dorothy and I woke to bright sun and crisp breezes. After a brief cab ride, we arrived at the steps of a multi-story building to meet with jewelry designer Haimanot, who started a jewelry business with her twin sister Tigist.  Their tiny shop with bright green walls and large glass windows is located on the second floor of the pastel-colored shopping center inside the building. Display stands and tables laid with gleaming beaded jewelry are arranged artfully in the store's small interior. In the corner sits a small work table that also functions as a desk, and behind it Haimanot works... Continue Reading →