South African Melktert or “Milk Tart”

South African Melktert or “Milk Tart” is a traditional African dessert consisting of pastry crust filled with an sweet custard style filling. Milk Tart is an African twist of the Dutch’s egg custard pie.004 Angela Day Kitchen, diabetic baking  Picture: Mujahid Safodien 03 11 2010
After the Dutch settlers came to South Africa during the 17th Century, the Cape Malays (an ethnic group or community in South Africa) adapted this Dutch recipe and recreated a South African version which was given the name Melktert. This dish is so popular that it is said that wives’ reputations actually depend on their Melkterts and recipes are passed down from generation to generation.
For a traditional African treat, give this recipe a try!

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 1 cup sugar. Add 1 egg and beat until mixture is smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture just until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Press mixture into bottom and sides of two 9-inch pie pans.

2. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.

3. In a large saucepan, combine milk, vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then remove from burner.

4. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup sugar. Add beaten eggs to sugar mixture and whisk until smooth. Slowly whisk mixture into milk. Return pan to heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 5 minutes. Pour half of mixture into each pastry shell. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill before serving.

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It’s a Good Day at Good Friend Orphanage

Did you know that your purchases with Africa Imports help more than just your business? With each purchase you make, a percentage of your money goes towards supporting orphanages throughout Africa. The picture below shows children from Good Friend orphanage in Congo with 90 bags of chicken and rice. Not only this, your purchases help to promote the work of African artisans, craftspeople, villagers and more who we purchase products from.

Children from Good Friend Orphanage in Congo

Children from Good Friend Orphanage in Congo

How Much Does Africa Imports Give?
Africa Imports is not a huge business, but we’re determined to keep the children of Africa a priority. Right now, we guarantee that at least 2% of all of our sales will go to these orphanages and other charitable causes in Africa. As of October 2014, Africa Imports has donated a total of $502,816 to charitable causes in Africa. We have been blessed as a business; and we are hoping to continue and expand this in the future. We are currently giving at a rate of slightly more than $110,000 per year during 2014.

What Orphanages Do You Support?
Good Friend Orphanage in Congo, a home for street children in Dakar, Senegal, Lake Tanganyika Good News Orphan Ministry in Zambia, Compassion International, SMK Orphanage and Farm in Uganda, Mpila Orphanage in Congo, and a charitable project in Liberia.

In the past, we had donated to other orphanages in different African countries; paid wages to African people who teach their fellow citizens; and helped trafficked women to build new lives.

Want to find out more about how your purchases help children in Africa? Just visit this page.

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Dr. Oz Talks Forskolin and losing stubborn belly fat!

Forskolin from Motherland Medicinals

Forskolin from Motherland Medicinals

Forskolin is now starting to get a lot of press in the herbal and weight loss community due to the benefits people are noticing, and the glowing reviews Dr. Oz has made of the product. Dr. Oz claims that it is literally “lightning in a bottle” and burns away stubborn belly fat. On a Dr. Oz episode that aired last spring, he set fire to a paper representation of a fat belly to show how forskolin “works like a furnace inside your body.” The paper ignited, went up in flames, and revealed a non-flammable model of muscle tissue inside to show how forskolin burns fat, not muscle, and to illustrate how quickly it works.

In a previous episode, in January, he called forskolin “lightning in a bottle,” and a “miracle flower to fight fat.” His guest, a weight loss expert, reported that it had doubled the weight loss of her clients. She said “if your metabolism is sleeping, forskolin is gonna wake it up.” She doesn’t claim that it will work miracles all by itself, but recommends it as an addition to gentle exercise and “cleaning up the diet”.

Dr. Oz says he pulled up all the research and was impressed by the evidence that it “ignites your metabolism.”

What is Forskolin?

Forskolin is found in the roots of an herbal plant from the mint family. Web MD cites that this plant has been used since ancient times to treat health problems such as high blood pressure and chest pains as well as asthma.

How Does Forskolin Break Down Body Fat?

Essential fatty acids, along with fats and carbohydrates, are required to produce enough metabolic energy for your body to move, think, talk, breathe, produce body heat, and everything else your body needs to do to survive. Biochemistry explains the rest. Dr. Oz said that forskolin may also release fatty acids from adipose tissue, which results in increased thermogenesis, resulting in the loss of body fat and, theoretically, increased lean body mass. Thermogenesis is the generation of heat in the body.

How Much Forskolin Should I Take?

Dr. Oz said that only one dosage of 125 mg of forskolin in the morning is enough to give you the amount you need to potentially help lose that excess belly fat. Make sure that the forskolin supplements you purchase contain 20 percent forskolin. Anything else will have a reduced impact on fat burning, said Dr. Oz.

Where Can I Find Forskolin?

Forskolin is now available at Africa Imports. You can find it here.

Do you have an experience using Forskolin? Let us know in the comments! Have a question? Call us any time toll-free at 1-800-500-6120.

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Free Desired Diva Shampoo

Try it free now!
Desired Diva: Health Full Shampoo
Thicken, repair, and soften hair. Jojoba oil, virgin coconut oil, and shea butter hydrates hair from the inside out!
Get it free now with any wholesale order of $50 or more placed before April 30th or while supplies last.  Just add one 4 oz. bottle of shampoo DD-110 to your order, and use coupon code DDFREE when you place your order. You can also phone in your order with this same coupon code.

Shop the entire Desired Diva line and magnify your beauty naturally.
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NEW Retail Catalog

2015 Personal Care Catalog

More choices for customers means more sales for you! Find lots of new products, along with your old favorites! Give this catalog to your customers with your contact information. Attach small free samples with the catalog and they will come back for more.

Click here for easy page turning version

- New products not shown anywhere else.
- 64 pages of full color images of products.
- Printed with retail pricing
- No company name

Download a copy for free or
Get extra copies for just 59¢ each here

I sell a lot of different merchandise but, after receipt of my order, I have decided to sell a complete line of African items. The merchandise is excellent quality and unique. I’ve been trying for a long time to decide what I want to specialize in. Now, I have found it. Thanks to you!”
- Jacquelyn in MI

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Meet Faida

Your purchases with Africa Imports pay for the support of a number of orphanages in Congo and Senegal; a school in Zambia; and for help to a number of very poor children who are not in an orphanage. Some of these kids are shown here.

There were 87 children who were given food packages that were purchased through your orders last week. Some of them do not look very excited here, while they are waiting to get their packs of groceries. This food makes a huge difference in the lives of these kids though. All of the children shown are among the poorest of the poor children in Congo.

One new child this week is Faida Boyemo, whose photo is shown here also. His father died recently, and his mother earns a small income by selling bread. Your purchases pay for the groceries given to Faida and his mother. It was very hot when his photo was taken. Don’t mistake the perspiration for tears. Faida is a little nervous, but not sad.

Thank you for all that you do.

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NEW from Desired Diva

Natural Beauty Creams
Experience a pure approach to beautiful, glowing skin for a lifetime! Desired Diva’s two new creams, Tea Tree Night Cream and Jojoba Cream, naturally replenish, repair, and rejuvenate to keep your skin looking and feeling young.

The Jojoba Cream seals in moisture to make your skin silky smooth to the touch.
Using the Tea Tree Night Cream before bedtime will give you clearer looking, more even toned skin. DD-115open
Desired Diva celebrates the beauty of the human spirit. Treat yourself and your skin with ingredients that bring out your best!
-Paraben free
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50 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is well-known for its effectiveness on the skin and its health benefits in the kitchen. But did you know that besides the more common usages, there actually are hundreds of ways to utilize coconut oil in your day-to-day life? Here are just a few great uses:
1.Skin Moisturizer
2.Hair Conditioner
3.Homemade Soap
4.Weight Loss
5.Treat Cold Sores
6.Coffee Creamer
7.Natural Wood Polish
8.Lower Cholesterol
9.Reduce Risk (or effects) of Alzheimer’s
10.Butter/Oil Replacement
11.Lip Balm
12.Weight Loss
13.Body Scrub
14.Treat Fungal Infections
15.Make-up Remover
16.Diaper Rash Ointment
17.Natural Leather Polish
18.Massage Oil
19.Cuticle Treatment
20.Removing Soap Scrum
21.Shaving Cream
22.Bath Oil
23.Rash Soother
24.Small Motor Lubricant
25.Removing Chewing Gum
26.Reducing Cat Hair Balls
27.Reducing Hair Frizz
28.Dry Nostrils
29.Reducing Eye Puffiness
30.Bee Sting Soother
31.Natural Metal Polish
32.Reduce Arthritis Pain
33.Treat Athlete’s Foot
34.Stretch Marks
35.Interior Car Detailing
36.Hair De-tangler
37.Cradle Cap
39.Removing Rust
40.Repair Split Ends
41.Removing Tupperware/Plastic Container Stains
42.Tattoo Healer
43.Ringworm Treatment
44.Cleaning Make-up Brushes
45.Removing Tree Sap
46.Cheekbone Highlighter
47.Bicycle Chain Lubricant
48.Eczema and Psoriasis

…and there are so many more ways to use coconut oil!
From beauty aids…to health remedies…to home maintenance, this versatile oil goes a very long way. Every home should keep a supply handy!

Click here to get your coconut oil now

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Natural Black Soap

The natural black soap from Africa is all hand made in different locations in Africa. The bars of this soap vary somewhat because of this. This comes in different shades of color: from brown to almost black. This soap also differs slightly in moisture content between different bars. The color and moisture content are close enough that we consider the soap bars to be the same. Most customers for this soap feel the same way and the soap is exceptionally effective and popular. We are not able to guarantee true uniformity of color and moisture though.

If you want to, the soap can be softened or moistened fairly easily though. If a small amount of water is sprayed or otherwise applied to the soap, it will become softer and more pliable this way. Lightly wetting the soap will often (but not always) darken the color of the soap also. You can also temporarily store the soap in a plastic bag with a little bit of water. The moisture will then soak into the soap so that the soap becomes darker and more pliable by just being stored this way for a day or so.

Natural Black Soap (Many different sizes) Premium Raw Black Soap
Natural Black Soap: Cucumber Melon Natural Black Soap: Lemongrass
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New Spring Flier!

Spring is right around the corner!
See what others want most for March and view the newest 8 page flier before it is printed.


See the Easy Page Turning version here!

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