As with the experience of most Peace Corps Volunteers around the world, the experience shaped her life in significant ways. While working with these women, she began to understand the importance of investing in women as changemakers in their communities. She saw that when women earned money they invested in health care, education and nutrition. She also saw that the products that people purchase can change the world. As a volunteer she first began exploring the concept of “gifts that give back” and how these products could be used to empower women as entrepreneurs.
Now her Peace Corps experience, which led her to Prosperity Candle, has come full circle as the National Peace Corps Association has decided to create a candle to commemorate the 50th anniversary this month. Each candle is made by a Burmese refugee who is rebuilding her life in Western Massachusetts. What a fantastic example of Peace Corps’ third goal of bringing the world home!
We’re very thankful to have the Peace Corps’ support! To purchase this candle that supports a Burmese woman refugee and the National Peace Corps Association, click here.