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.

The winner of the Dashiki Day Contest

Congratulations George and Heather

George and Heather Kwakuyi

Winners of the Dashiki Day photo contest

George and Heather have received a $50.00 gift certificate from Africa Imports for getting the most votes for their Dashiki photo.

Everyone else who is shown below is also getting a $10.00 gift certificate, so there are 31 winners!

Happy National Dashiki Day 2016

Vote for the Dashiki Contest

Join the celebration

The contest is over. Thank you for your participation. A winner will be announced soon.

Vote for your favorite dashiki photo.
Click on the star to vote for that design. Only one vote per user.

Contest ended November 1. Winner will be announced the next week. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Africa Imports.

Click on any image below to see the dashiki. Vote for your favorite.

View our line of dashikis here.

NEW! Personal Care Retail Catalog

64 pages of new and best selling soaps, healthcare, skin care, body oils, African herbal remedies and more. Use this essential business tool to get more customers and sales! Give some to your customers with your business card attached for faster sales. Hand them out at festivals or fairs or give some to friends and family. dbbe9fae-5615-451e-bc2e-22856a0dd66fClick here for easy page-turning version

This Personal Care retail catalog is currently being printed. However, Africa Imports gives you FREE access to catalogs to give to your customers now. Available with retail prices and without prices to fit your needs!
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Chokwe Mask: Beaded Hair

Originality is always different!
Own an original Chokwe mask made with rigid woven raffian beaded hair. A-WC023mThis unique mask, hand-made in Congo, has life-like slit eyes, sharp nose and broad lips. The scarification are found on the foreheads and cheeks are marks of beautification. The Chokwe mask measures 13″ long x 8″ wide.

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What does “dashiki” mean?

Dashiki is derived from the Yoruba word “yar ciki”, which means “shirt”. Though dashikis are African inspired, the symbolism attached to them is actually rooted in the United States.
In the 1960s, a time where African American cultural and political struggles were at an all time high, dashikis became popular among men and women who wanted to show their independence from Western culture. At a time when the acceptable fashion was conservative, neatly tucked shirts, the bright, bold colorful shirts, worn un-tucked, were a way for people to show pride in their African heritage.

These days n the United States, the dashiki is most popularly worn during February, Black History Month. However, no matter what time of year it is worn, the dashiki’s symbolism is a way of saying: “I am beautiful – black is beautiful – my heritage is beautiful.”
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Children love them as well!
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How Your Purchases Help Africa

Africa Imports is not a big company, but we give a big percentage of our profits to help children in Africa. As of October 2015, Africa Imports has donated a total of $631,910 to charitable causes in Africa. We have been blessed as a business; and we are hoping to continue and expand this in the future.
Here are the a few of the donations that have been made in the last few years:

Congo Orphanages: From October 2007 to October 2015, Africa Imports has donated a total of $340,500 to orphanages in Congo. As of October 2015, we are helping to support four different orphanages here. This money has paid for some improvements to the facilities for two orphanages; and pays for the food and some other expenses in all of these orphanages on a regular basis. We have paid for schooling for some children; and have helped financially whenever possible in other smaller ways. We are continuing to send money to these orphanages every month.
Senegal Street Kids: From February 2008 to October 2015, Africa Imports sent $80,500 to help establish and support a home for street kids in Dakar, Senegal. This money pays for rent, repairs to the building, labor costs for two employees, food and vaccinations. We are continuing to send money to this home on a regular basis during 2015. If the money in Africa can get into the right hands, a lot can be accomplished with it.
Zambia Orphanage: We have given $54,610 to support the Lake Tanganyika Good News Orphan Ministry. We continue to support this growing school with $1,000 each month while we can. The ministry consists of a school for 60 local orphan children attending three classes, Playgroup, Grade 0 and Grade 1. Orphans in Mpulungu, Zambia, are rejected and neglected and workers could see when they came to the orphanage that they were starved for love and also undernourished physically. After a year of loving care and sound teaching, these children are more healthy emotionally and physically.

There are about a dozen individual African men and women who Africa Imports also supports who work to make these good things happen. These men and women do not get paid much by American standards, but they help to make a big difference in the lives of many children and other people where they live. These people help with medical attention, education for children, and other humanitarian activities. Through October 2015, the pay given for these people has totaled $20,800.

Compassion International As of September 2015, Africa Imports has donated $25,912 to support two orphan children through Compassion International.

Uganda Orphanage We have given $10,000 to SMK Orphanage and Farm. This is an orphanage that is empowering orphans and youth with an education and skills in agriculture. They have created a pig farm from which the orphanage will independently finance their growth and provide further educational opportunities and vocational training to SMK orphans. They also farm maize and provide older orphans with an employment opportunity earning wages for secondary and university education.

Rural Democratic Republic of Congo
As of October 2015, Africa Imports has donated $7,000 to support an orphanage in a rural area of Congo near Uganda.

Liberia Charitable Project
This project is managed by one of our customers, and is the smallest project that we have been involved with. A one-time gift of $300. was made to help orphans and others in need with the money being distributed by one very dedicated woman from 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.

The sales of African-made products helps support working craftspeople in Africa; and this is the main focus of Africa Imports. The people helped by these donations generally live in very difficult situations.

The sales of African-made products helps support working craftspeople in Africa; and this is the main focus of Africa Imports. In turn, from your orders of these products we are able to bless these children who live in very difficult situations.

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NEW! Africa Animals Wooden Plaque

Adorn your space with authentic, captivating African artwork. This Africa Animals Wooden Plaque is hand-crafted in Kenya and is completely unique. A perfect, eye-catching piece of African art to add to your home or office. Plaque measures 12″ long x 10″ wide.
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12×18” African American Stick Flag

The Pan-African flag, also known as the UNIA flag, African-American flag and Black Liberation Flag,is a tri-color flag consisting of three horizontal bands of red, black and green. This flag of the African nation combines the most popular colors from all of the flags of Africa. Founded by Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican political leader, public speaker, publisher, and journalist, the flag has a constitution which defines red, black, and green as the Pan-African colors.
What do the colors on the flag represent?
Red: the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and shed for liberation
Black: black people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag and power
Green: the abundant natural wealth of Africa.
This African American Stick Flag‘s affordable price allows anyone to connect with the African culture.
Flag is 12″ x 18″. Stick is 24″ long. 100% Polyester.
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