About Africa Imports

My name is Wayne Kiltz. I am the owner of Africa Imports; and I am the one who writes these posts. I am shown below with my wife Randy in Africa, and again at our home in New Jersey. We may not look like what you expected for African traders; but we have a life changing love for both the people and the culture of Africa.

Africa Imports is the largest supplier of African and Afrocentric products in the US. The main purpose of Africa Imports is to help people like you succeed faster and easier by marketing African products. By selling products made in Africa, you are helping many people in Africa financially.

The main reason that I write this blog is to give wholesale customers more ideas for ways to keep their businesses growing. It is also a great way for you to give us feedback; help other readers with your ideas; and just have a good time talking about products and culture that you love.

In case you want to know more about Randy and me, we have more experience with African products than almost anyone you could ever meet. We have spent an average of 130 hours a week focused on these products for the last 10 years. We buy and sell millions of dollars worth of these products each year. We know more African traders from more African countries than almost anyone else that I know of. We have also run two very successful other businesses before.

If you still want to know more, we live in a very modest home; drive VERY modest cars; and live very simple lives. We have earned enough money to live anywhere and to own whatever we want; but we spend less on this so that we can support orphanages and other projects that help the people of Africa. Our purpose in all of our work is to help people in Africa who live much more difficult lives than we do. Our reasons for living this way comes from our Christian faith.

But enough about me. What I hope that you can get from this blog is a lot of fast ideas to help you grow your business; and the chance to know our business a little better. If you have ideas to add to this, please let me know about these too. By having all of us who work with these products sharing knowledge and ideas together, each of us can grow more; and more people in Africa can be supported by the sales of their products here.

You can find out more about the history and purpose of Africa Imports here or on our main website africaimports.com

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3 thoughts on “About Africa Imports

  • December 29, 2015 at 11:51 am

    If I would’ve known I was supporting white people I’ve would’ve brought these items from Amazon…I thought this company was black owned…Now I don’t trust that part of my purchased went to the children.

    • January 4, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      I am sorry that you feel this way. If there is any way we can help you to feel more comfortable with your purchase, or any information you would like just let us know. Yes, we are a white-owned business – although we have a very diverse group of people all working together to make it a success. The owner and his family visited Africa in 1997 to help out at a missionary hospital in Mali. When they were there they couldn’t help but notice the skill and creativity of the craftspeople there, along with the difficulty they had in finding customers since they were in such a remote location. The owner, Wayne Kiltz, decided to start Africa Imports at that point in the hopes that it would be a means of income for African craftspeople in Mali. Since then, it has grown to be a source of employment for many crafspeople throughout other parts of Africa, including Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, and more. Because of our experience in Africa and seeing many African orphanages, a large part of the company mission is to provide support for orphanages in Africa. You can find out more about this here: http://blog.africaimports.com/wordpress/category/orphanage-work/ and here: http://africaimports.com/helping_orphans.asp?url=

      We are sorry if you have felt in any way mislead by our company. The fact that the owner’s are white is made very clear in the ‘About Us’ section of our web site: http://africaimports.com/aboutus.asp?url=. However, our goal isn’t to make a ton of money for ourselves – we really do want to help the people in Africa who create these products, create more jobs, and provide more support for the orphans in Africa.

      If you have any further questions, please don’t hesistate to let us know!

    • February 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Totally agree with you Eva Jones!

      This is exactly why I came here first! I want to make sure that African people are making African pieces!


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