Over $900,000 given
Africa Imports is not a big company, but we give a big percentage of our profits to help children in Africa. 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 May 2017, Africa Imports has donated a total of $926,688 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 is where money has actually gone to during the last few years:
Congo Orphanages and orphan children We are helping to support four different orphanages here. This money pays for the food and some other expenses in each 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. We also purchase food for over 200 children living with different relatives or foster parents.
Zambia Orphanage for disadvantaged children We help support the Lake Tanganyika Good News Orphan school and a second school in Makwati Zambia. There are currently about 250 children attending these two schools. The children are taught by Zambian teachers who we also help support financially. They have been trained at an Operation Mobilization Teacher Training College. The children also receive breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. They are educated about how to have good hygiene as well. Teachers visit the homes of the orphans each Saturday to connect with the guardians and to know better the situation each child is coming from.
There are also 15 - 20 African men and women who Africa Imports supports to work making 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.
In the past, we have donated to a number of other orphanages and charitable projects in different African countries. We have paid wages to African people who teach and help their fellow citizens; and have 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. Almost all of the people helped by these donations live in very difficult situations