Thursday, April 11, 2013

Prosperity Candle Review and Giveaway


The Journey of a Candle

I'm so happy to introduce you to a very special candle company.  Prosperity Candle is not just a candle company, they are a social enterprise with a mission to empower women who have suffered the effects of war, and help them rebuild their lives through entrepreneurship. Prosperity Candle trains women in candle production, teaches them entrepreneurial skills to build and manage their business.  The company's focus is on creating real and sustainable market opportunities for women, as they believe that the key component to poverty alleviation is market-based solutions that complement traditional aid. I'd like to introduce you to one of the many women this company has helped.



Meet Moo Kho.  Born in Thailand, she was taken back to Burma when she was barely four years old by her grandmother, leaving behind her mother and father.  She was not reunited with her mother for another 15 years, at which time her father had tragically died. While in Burma, she experienced the horror of her village burned down, and people brutally killed in front of her.  She fled the country and settled in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border.

In 2008, Moo Koh, her husband and their young daughter arrived in the United States. It was part of a resettlement program in Springfield, Massachusetts coordinated by the Lutheran Family Services. Shortly after moving, she gave birth to twin daughters.  Today, Moo Kho proudly shares her accomplishments including having just been ordained as a minister in her Burmese church in Springfield.  When asked about her dreams, she quietly replies, "I am a servant of God.  Whatever God asks of me, that is what I will do."


Moo Koh works along side other women from Burma in their studio in West Springfield, Massachusetts. For many of these women, this is their first job and most of them have just started to learn English.  They produce a large number of candles, carefully pouring wax and trimming wicks.  Prosperity Candle is expanding, and has a pilot program in Haiti, and in Iraq.

I was sent a Peace, Prosperity, Opportunity Travel Tin to sample, straight from the studio in Springfield.  The fragrance of the candle was lovely.  Strong, but not overwhelming, I could even smell the fragrance when the candle wasn't lit.  This candle's fragrance filled my home, better than almost any candle I've tried.



Now you get a chance to win a sample, too!  The winner of this giveaway gets one recycled bottle candle pictured below. Enter the Rafflecopter form below to try this awesome candle.  Please know it's taking a bit to load, if you don't see it below and need to hurry click here for the faster loading post.









a Rafflecopter giveaway

63 comments:

  1. What a wonderful cause! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  2. I like the Menara Gardens Tea Glass Candle

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  3. It's hard to choose! There are a lot of candles on this website that I think I'd like. But if I had to choose one that looks like it would be my favorite I think I'd select the Women for Women International Travel Tin. mary987 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  4. What an awesome company! I looked at their candles and it's hard to choose a favorite, but I really love the eva bowl candle in navy blue. Lemongrass sage sounds like such a wonderful scent and the bowl is beautiful. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  5. I really like the Red Blossom Bowl Candle. How lovely!

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  6. The Daily Wish Chalkboard Candle Pot is pretty cool!

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  7. I like the Pansa Bowl Candle
    So elegant and beautiful!

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  8. I like the Signature Collection in Ginger and White Tea.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

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  9. Love Blooms Cuff and Votive Set.

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  10. I like the recycled soda bottle candle in orange cream scent

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  11. I like the Egyptian Alabaster Votive

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  12. Franjipani Tea Tin Candle
    Mint / tea infusion

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  13. I like the Franjipani Tea Tin Candle. It would work well in my pink & blue room

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  14. I think the birch beer would smell great!

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  15. I really like the recycled bottle candles as I love to see stuff up cycled that would usually end up in the trash.... I also really like the rice bowl candles....so creative and pretty. Thanks for the chance to win. We love candles and always have one burning. Enjoyed reading your review of this company and learning about what they do!

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  16. I like the Greenleaf Soapstone Centerpiece
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  17. Orange cream / citrus & teakwood

    name on rafflecopter is amanda s

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  18. Greenleaf Soapstone Centerpiece )))

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  19. Love blooms & floral cuff!!

    http://shop.prosperitycandle.com/love-blooms-floral-cuff-votive/

    New gfc follower :)

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  20. The Pansa gold candle is beautiful! nickijoseph91@gmail.com

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  21. New GFC follower as DH jax. Thank you

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  22. Email subscriber as DH_jax
    Thank you

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  23. I like the red blossom bowl candle
    jdkohines at gmail

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  24. What a beautiful thing to empower women...lovely.
    I really like the Greenleaf Soapstone Centerpiece.
    donovandiva61269@aol.com

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  25. I'm a new GFC follower
    katherine donovan

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  26. These are so freaking awesome! I LOVE reusing and I LOVE Boylan soda! So the recycled soda bottle candles are definitely my favorite. I just wish there was a black cherry bottle, because that's my all time fave.:)

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  27. I like the Landscape Silhouette Bowl

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  28. My very favorite is the Recycled Soda Bottle Lemon/ Lemongrass Sage.

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  29. I like the Lemon / lemongrass sage recycled soda one.

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  30. I really love the Landscape Silhouette Bowl. It is unique. sweetbettysue@gmail.com

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  31. I love the Daily Wish Chalkboard Candle Pot!

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  32. I love the Hope Springs Handpainted Stoneware in lemon lavender

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  33. The lemon/lemongrass sage candle sounds great.

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  34. the red skies night bowl is beautiful

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  35. I like the
    Gem of a Woman Scarf & Candle Set
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  36. My favorite is the Landscape Silhouette Bowl. It is simply beautiful!!

    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  37. I am a new gfc follower with the name amanda rauch

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  38. I am a new email-newsletter subscriber with amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  39. The red skies at night bowl.

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  40. I like the Haitian Beeswax Pinecone Candle Duo

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  41. I like the Eva Bowl Candle in bright red.

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  42. I like the red blossom bowl candle
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  43. I am a new GFC follower
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  44. i like the Menara Gardens Tea Glass Candle
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  45. I like their Balance & Harmony Bowl

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  46. I'd love the Pansa bowl candle.

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  47. I really like the Daily Wish Chalkboard Candle Pot. What a neat idea!

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  48. landscape silhouette bowl is the best

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  49. evia bowl candle

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  50. I like the Lavender chamomile portrait candle.

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  51. i like the Egyptian Alabaster candle

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  52. The chalkboard daily wish candle looks and sounds good.

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