We began by training war widows in Iraq in candle-making and entrepreneurship, and since have impacted the lives of hundreds of Burmese, Bhutanese, Congolese, Haitian and Iraqi women.
Today most of our candles are handmade in the U.S. by women artisans who lived for many years as refugees, and are now earning a living wage as candlemakers.
A refugee is someone forced to leave her home. Not by choice, but to survive. Around the world, women, men and children are fleeing persecution, conflict and natural disaster.
Click below for a background on each of the countries where our artisans are from, many of which are regions of conflict. You can also give our Full Story a read.