On June 19th, The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) invited Moo Kho and Prosperity Candle’s founding partners Ted Barber and Siiri Morley to speak about our mission and work in honor of World Refugee Day.
Ted, Moo Kho, and Siiri headed down to New York for a jam-packed visit that included interviews about our fair trade mission to empower women, and creating new gift sets that bring together Equal Exchange, SERRV International and Prosperity Candle (stay tuned!).
While in town we also spoke at a Catchafire event as part of Claudia Chan’s S.H.E. Summit, met with Kate Spade to explore a potential collaboration, and reconnected with our first customer for custom designed candles that truly give back, Amnesty International.
And, despite our busy schedule, we took some time to enjoy New York, as it was Moo Kho’s first time visiting the city. We walked around Times Square in the evening, taking in the hustle and bustle.
At one point, Moo Kho looked up and said “Oh, it’s Aung San Suu Kyi!” Just coincidentally, Burma’s most respected human rights activist, was shown on a large screen finally receiving her Nobel Peace Prize. We just HAD to capture the moment.