Prosperity Candle empowers women to improve their lives through the art of candle making. The charity is of the mindset that when a woman thrives, so does the community around her. PC brings light to places where international assistance is desperately needed, yet global businesses see only risk. This project initially began in Baghdad with the help of Women for Women International, an organization passionate about helping war survivors resume their lives. The pilot project was so successful that PC has extended into Haiti and has plans to expand further.
With something they call “shared prosperity” PC encourages social benefit by sharing their success. The women who make these beautiful candles share the profits, not at the end of the year as a charitable donation but per quarter, as equal partners.
The candles are gorgeous, not to mention incredibly Eco-friendly! PC uses a paraffin-soy blend of candle with natural cotton wick, consolidates shipments, and recycles everything they can, in order to minimize their carbon footprint. Candles are a universal symbol of peace, reflection and hope, and even more so for these women.
Meet the Women Who Make Your Candles:
Born in Thailand, Moo Kho was taken back to Burma when she was barely four years old by her grandmother, leaving behind her mother and father. She was not to be reunited with her mother for another 15 years, at which time her father had tragically died. It was while in Burma that she experienced the chilling horror of seeing her adopted village burn down, people brutally killed in front of her young eyes. She fled the country and settled in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border.
In 2008, Moo Kho and her husband and young daughter arrived in the United States – part of a resettlement program in Springfield, Massachusetts coordinated by the Lutheran Family Services. She bore her twin daughters soon after. Today, Moo Kho proudly shares her accomplishments including having just been ordained as a minister in her Burmese church in Springfield.
Louis is 26 years old and lives in Terrier Rouge, Haiti. She is married and the mother of three children, two daughters and a son. Her dream is for her children to go to school and get an education so that they can help themselves go farther in life. To support her family, Louis sews and makes candles. “I take good care to make my candles,” she shares. “I would like to make more for people everywhere.” Louis truly enjoys the process of making candles, and even uses some of the candles she produces in her own home!
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