My name is Raychel McKinney and I am over the Campership Cuff Program here at Karama Collection. We are social enterprise born out of the Young Life Africa Committee. 

At Karama, an arabic word meaning dignity, we have the mission to alleviate poverty by restoring dignity through purposeful work for artisans, beginning in Africa. We focus on working with artisans in East Africa and Haiti and donate our proceeds to Young Life Campership.

I am also a leader in the Evansville Young Life area , coming alongside teenagers to show them they are fully loved and fully known. This is a concept we desire everyone to come to know at Karama Collection, so we have developed what we call our Campership Cuff Program.

how it works:

  • You purchase brass, hammered cuffs in sets of 50

  • For every cuff you sell at the $20 price, you make $10 for your area

  • Every 50 cuffs you sell allows us to donate and send 1 kid to camp in Africa!

Our brass cuffs come with a stamped phrase which is up to you! These phrases are limited to 9 letters/spaces on each side. Our "YOUNG LIFE" stamped cuffs are available for shipment now, but additional or customized phrases require an average of 3 weeks for shipment.

The Impact

Since 2006, Karama has partnered with Young Life Africa by donating a portion of our proceeds to send more kids to Young Life camp and work alongside artisan-led businesses in order for them to provide for their families.

When you purchase from Karama, you are taking part in what we call our Swirl of Good. This Swirl provides a visual for the impact that Karama provides. These impacts include our artisans who handcraft each product, sending more kids to Young Life Africa camps, Karama staff stateside and in-country, as well as our team of volunteers we like to call our Karama Mamas.

What I love most about this fundraiser is the transformative impact this product has for its creators, and how this impact does not stop with benefiting artisans. The beauty of this program is that with just one purchase you are sending kids to Young Life Camp both in and out of the states.

I have grown up inside of Young Life and it has been this organization that Jesus has used to break generational cycles off of my own life which is why I can’t help but testify and share of the fruit this Campership Cuff Program has had on the lives of young people.

Will you partner with me in paving the way for more young people to hear about how they are fully loved and fully known? For more information of the process or purchasing and selling the Campership Cuff, please email raychel@karamacollection.com

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