4 African Recipes You MUST Try This Summer!

Summer is here and it’s time for graduations, parties, family reunions and barbecues! But wait… Do you really want to serve the same old food?? Why not spice up your menu with some African flavors and have your friends and family wanting YOU to be the caterer from now on….

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1. African Inspired HummusTastes great on toasted bread, bagels, crackers or in sandwiches.
Recipe –> click here.
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2. Zesty Lentil Salad from EthiopiaMakes a great side dish!
Recipe –> click here.
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3. Doro WatEthiopian Spicy Braised ChickenOne of the most well known African dishes.
Recipe –> click here.
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4. East African Shrimp CurryIf you love spice, this one’s for you.
Recipe –> click here.
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Now that you have the recipes, it’s time to start cooking! Feel free to send us pictures of your dishes, we’d love to see them…. Have a safe and healthy summer!

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New Personal Care Retail Catalog

There’s no better way to increase sales than to offer your customers retail catalogs. Just in time for the summer, we have a brand new Personal Care Retail Book!

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In this book your customers will find over 30 new products, 700 fragrance oils, skin and hair care products and the largest select of African soaps anywhere. This catalog is perfect for your customers since the pricing in this book is the higher retail price and there is NO Africa Imports information in this book.

These retail catalogs are a great idea for anyone who’s looking to gain more customers and exposure over the summer months. Just think how handy these would be at a fair or weekend festival. Just attach your company’s business card or label and you are set to go. Plus, these are professionally designed catalogs that cost you only $0.59 each, which is a savings in itself…

These catalogs are available for download (free!) or for purchase here: Personal Care Retail Book

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How you’ve helped women in Zambia…

There is a group of women in Zambia that we have been working with over the last several years. During these years, although it’s taken a lot of work to make happen, we’ve been able to purchase some beautiful handbags made by these women, who live next to lake Tanganyika. Big buyers do not come around their area often for these products, so they are left to sell on the streets, hoping to find tourists that will purchase these items. You have helped them in such a big way buy purchasing hundreds of these popular bags, such as the ones below.

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Next month, we will be getting in some really special pieces. This same group of women recently started making hand made jewelry and we’ve been given the opportunity to purchase some of these one of a kind pieces. The purchase of these bracelets (just like the bags) will greatly benefit these women, who have come from very unfortunate circumstances.

Below are just a few of these strong and talented women…

Christine is a widow from Kabwe. Although she has no employment to earn a living, she still keeps other women in her home who are suffering even more than her. Christine wants most to see other vulnerable women equipped and restored with dignity. She has recently bought her own sewing machine.

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Elizabeth is a single mom from Kabwe , Zambia. Her past is full of years of hardship and oppression. She is a confident woman who is now passing on the skills she has learned to other women. Through both sewing and beading, she has been consistently earning enough income to open her own bank account. She is a powerful example to many other women still caught in poverty and abuse.

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Priscilla and her husband have been struggling to find any money to pay their monthly rent and have one meal/day. In the last year, Priscilla has discovered her incredible talent in both beadwork and sewing. Through making jewelry she has been able to bring in enough income to keep them in their home and provide for their new son.

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We look forward to sharing these handmade bracelets with you in the upcoming month. And a big Thank You to all of our customers that support what we do and help those in Africa by your purchases.

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FREE During All of June!

There are a lot of people looking for real Jamaican Black Castor Oil now. It is one of the fastest growing products for a lot of other customers.

Jamaicans have been using castor oil as their home grown remedy for medicinal purposes, as well as skin care, hair care and everyday aches and pains. It is now being used by many African Americans to moisturize, thicken, strengthen and increase their hair growth.

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Today, Jamaican Black castor Oil has crossed over into other ethnic groups, and is now being used widely for some of the same purposes as well as new found uses, including eyelash and eyebrow hair growth and as a massage oil. This is a versatile oil that carries many varied uses. Authentic Jamaican Black Castor Oil is accompanied with the traditional burnt smell.

ALL wholesale orders in June will get this free mini poster and a one oz bottle of 100% pure Black Jamaican Castor Oil for FREE. No special code needed.

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Don’t miss the chance to grow your business. If you don’t know about this very popular product already, here is an easy (and free) way to find out.

Click here to purchase our larger size bottles of Black Jamaican Castor Oil.

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30 new ways to express your creativity with African Fabrics

You can make your own African style handbags. In fact, truly creative people will find an infinite number of ways to show their own style.

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There are over 30 new fabric designs that just arrived.

If you want to save money, check out these 30 African prints for $1.66/yard. These have minor damages (really minor damages) that you may need to work around. The prices are so low though, that you’ll still be thrilled.

If you’ve made anything with these fabrics that you want to share with the rest of us, please leave a note below. Or email us any time at contact@africaimports.com

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4 ways to grow your African business – Free

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1 – 53 choices of free customer handouts, promotional materials, and instructions here.
2 – 20 mostly free ideas to grow your business here
3 – 15 more mostly free ideas to grow your business here
4 – Free advertising. Get your business listed on our website under African stores near you shown here

There are actually 89 different helps to grow your business in these links. There are even more on our website. Other people with successful African businesses have used these same tools. I hope that these are a help to you too. They are free anytime.

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Your work selling African products makes a huge difference. You create jobs for people in Africa who make what you sell. When you sell products from Africa Imports, you are also a part of helping over 1,000 children in Africa with meals, schooling, and other basic needs.

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New African print fabrics – $1.66 yard

We just got in a whole bunch of African print fabrics. These new fabrics all have very minor damages…VERY MINOR. These are available in 12 yard bolts for $19.95 per bolt. Normally the imperfections are not even noticable, and can be cut out or covered easily. Sometimes there are two or three smaller cut pieces in a bolt. Other times the print is slightly slanted. These minor problems save you a huge amount of money though at these really low prices.

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If you are wanting to save a lot of money on African print fabrics, this is the best chance we have probably ever had for you. There are dozens ofAfrican print fabrics here.

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T-Shirt Design Contest

We have many designs of T-shirts we would like to offer. Vote for the T-shirt, you would want us to offer at Africa Imports this summer.

Just click on the star of the design you want to vote for. Only one vote for user.





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