Story of Impact: Meet Mee Mee

August 10, 2011

Meet Mee Mee, a refugee from Burma.

Mee Mee with Candles made for Amnesty's 50th Anniversary

Mee Mee was born in Burma, and fled from her country to escape the violent ethnic conflict that has engulfed the country for decades. Burmese soldiers persecuted civilians and burned entire villages, prompting Mee Mee’s family to seek safety in a refugee camp. They spent four years moving continuously and hiding in the wilderness before arriving at a camp on the Thai border.

However, opportunities are limited or nonexistent in the refugee camps, which house more than 150,000 Burmese refugees in Thailand alone.  If they chose to leave the camp to seek work outside, they would be put in jail.

Mee Mee arrived in the US in 2010 with her husband, four sons, and one daughter. She began working with Prosperity Candle in early 2011. And though her new life here has brought her hope for her and her children’s future, she recently experienced another tragedy: the recent tornadoes that struck western MA destroyed Mee Mee’s home, and she and her large family were forced to move to a temporary shelter in West Springfield. Though she has since found new housing, supporting her family through this experience poses new hardships.

However, Mee Mee’s quick smile and warm sprit are unfaltering in spite of the gravity of the challenges she has faced. We are grateful to provide her a flexible work opportunity that has allowed her time off while she rebuilds once again. More so, we are deeply humbled by her resilience and unyielding positivity.


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Fragrance Guide

Unique soy blend fair trade candles handcrafted by women artisans candles at Prosperity Candle

Amber & Bergamot

Warm and inviting, amber and bergamot combined with subtle notes of
geranium, black cardamom, sandalwood and eucalyptus.

Cedar & Cardamom

Cedar infused with cardamom, lily and spice with seductive
notes of sandalwood, leather and musk.

Chamomile & Sage

Deeply restful chamomile and fresh sage combine in this soothing herbal,
creating an atmosphere of calm and well-being.

Grapefruit & White Floral

Wonderfully complex, grapefruit blended with lily, peony, geranium
and rose, with base notes of amber and musk.

Jasmine & Cypress

Crisp notes of jasmine and cypress blended with nectarine, black currant,
pink peppercorn and bergamot for a uniquely alluring scent.

Orange Blossom

Fragrant orange blossoms mingle with water lily, iris and clementine leaves above
a base note of vetiver to create this delightfully elegant floral.

Pacific Ocean

Clean and buoyant, fresh ocean air atop a joyful blend of freesia,
water lilies, lotus and tuberose for a truly uplifting experience.

Sandalwood & Oakmoss

The warmth of sandalwood blended with Baltic oakmoss, a touch of amber,
and hint of patchouli give rise to this gentle wood scent.

Seasonal Holiday Scents

Blue Fir & Spice - Fragrant blue fir pine needles combined with cedarwood, bright citrus and a touch of spice evoke the spirit of the holidays.

Chai Tea - Warm and uplifting, green tea mixed with peppermint leaves, spices and hints of lemon and amber remind you of the best coffeehouse chai.

Unscented

Completely fragrance-free.
Perfect for centerpieces, dinner candles and those who prefer no scent.

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