Loving Africa

Happy July everyone!!  Today is the the first of the month, so you know what that means:  African Aspirations!

Since today is the start of a holiday weekend, I thought it would be appropriate to do a more upbeat Africa post.

Today's post is all about a way YOU can make a difference in Africa by doing something I know we ALL love:  Shopping!

There are tons of companies that sell African handcraft and art to help support African charities and local economies.

With a quick Google search, I found tons of the companies and figured I'd feature one today:  Loving Africa.  Loving Africa is a nonprofit organization and each purchase made on their website contributes to the income of a working artist and additional profits fund projects for AIDS-impacted families in Cape Town, South Africa.

They have tons of different products, but I particularly like their beaded necklaces.

No, not a necklace, but I couldn't resist:  Isn't this little guy cute?

I think this would be so cute paired with a white sundress!

I think this black necklace is very chic!

The colors in this necklace are so fun!

In addition to these fun necklaces, Love Africa also sells other jewelry, clothing, handbags, home decor, and even recycled gifts!

Do you like what you see?  Do you support any companies like these?  If you have a good one be sure to share in the comments section!

To read other African Aspirations installments, click here.

Be sure to enter my giveaway here!  The last day to enter is Tuesday!

I'm headed to Lake Gaston for the holiday weekend and will be back to regular posting (and hopefully blog reading as well) Tuesday!  Any fun weekend plans? 

Whether you're celebrating at home this weekend or traveling, have a wonderful weekend and be safe!