At Africa Imports, a percentage of the money we make goes towards supporting the Moukondo Orphanage in Congo. We pay for the cost of meals and expenses for about 200 orphan children. Here’s what a friend of ours who works with the orphanage said when she sent us this photo. "This is Pierre (Peter) he has been at the Moukondo Orphanage for 3 weeks. His mother left him on the doorstep of a local clinic in the neighborhood. He is doing very well - he is gaining weight and loves any attention!! Thank you for your faithful giving." So this is a thank you to you, because without the purchase of African-made products we wouldn't be able to all help support this orphanage and children like Pierre. If you’d like to find out more about this orphanage and what we do in the Congo just Click Here.
IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
Medgar Evers (1925-1963), field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was one of the first martyrs of the civil rights movement. Despite threats to his life, he continued working toward equal rights for all. He participated in many boycotts, desegregated the University of Mississippi, and continued to fight for equal rights among black and white university students. His death prompted President John Kennedy to ask Congress for a comprehensive civil-rights bill, which President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the following year.