There really was no way to prepare for the hardships of 2020.In a year that has been incredibly challenging for so many, you helped us do more for the larger community and vulnerable individuals. You cared about our mission, purchased our candles and gifts, and shared our story with others. We are deeply grateful for your continued support.
Two months ago we met Sabato and heard her laugh for the first time. Every week in the studio, we learn more about her dreams for her children in the U.S as she brings smiles to our faces big enough to be seen through our masks. Here is a glimpse into her life.
Nine weeks ago Tin Tin joined our team of women artisans as a candle-maker, and we learned about her dream for her sons to have a good education and become businessmen. Here is a glimpse into her life after resettling from Myanmar as a refugee.
As we've spent more time in our homes, closer or farther away from our loved ones, it helps to remember what home means to us. For many, our home may be a place of comfort, of safety or belonging. This World Refugee Day, we are shining a light on refugee stories and what makes a home for the women artisans in our studio.
We are excited to collaborate with Tara Projects of India for our new Serenity Candle! Tara Projects helps alleviate poverty and empower women through fair trade, dignified work and community programs. Every Serenity Candle supports women artisans escape poverty across Delhi. Here is an interview with Tara Projects!
11 years ago Amber, Siiri and Ted came together with a shared vision for women artisans from places of conflict to have the opportunity to thrive. As we step into 2020, we want to express boundless gratitude to our community of change-makers who have welcomed women refugees with compassion and kindness. You are the reason any of this is possible!