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.


The Artisan Market of Dar es Salaam

May 27, 2015

Twice a year, in May and November, a small team of volunteers (including Karama staff) organizes a gathering of entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and small businesses from all over Tanzania. This marketplace offers Tanzanians a platform to showcase their ideas and products to shoppers in Dar es Salaam while supporting employment, networking, and creative growth for artisans.  In order to participate, artisans, businesses, and nonprofits must submit an application with pictures of their products. Priority is given to groups that employ and empower marginalized Tanzanians and to artisans who need a way to get exposure in a competitive market. The Artisan Market Team prizes creativity and originality, and always seeks new faces to keep the market fresh and exciting.  For many organizations... Continue Reading →