After putting up a short series of blog entries about orphan children in Congo, I got emails from a couple of people asking how they could help. One person wanted to find out about adopting some of the kids. It is hard to see one of these children in such a difficult situation. In case you felt this same way, here is one idea from our website. "If you are one of our wholesale buyers, you can help the most by being successful selling African products. Not only does this help us to support these children, it also keeps people working making their traditional crafts in Africa. The more you sell, the more people in Africa can thrive in their own businesses, and the more funds can circulate through these communities in Africa. If you are going through a slow or difficult time in your business, remember some of the other people who are supported by what you do. A small sale here can go a long ways in some of these African communities. If you are buying things for yourself, be sure to look for African made products when you can. Even if Africa Imports does not make a profit, your purchase can be a tremendous help to different people and communities in Africa. Africa Imports is not a charitable organization. If you really want to give directly, we can put you in touch with some other people who can help you with this. If you have a really great experience with someone here; and you want to offer them a bonus (even a small one); let me know. We will give the employee you like whatever bonus you want to send; and we will give an equal amount to this or some other orphanage in Africa. You can email me directly at email@example.com "