Two of the items in this month’s box are handmade from amazing organizations that support refugees and survivors of human trafficking. The first is a candle from Prosperity Candle, an organization that helps provide living wages to female artisans in need and inspires women to thrive.
Every Prosperity candle is artfully handmade by a woman artisan earning a living wage and building a brighter future for herself and her family. Wax is carefully blended with the perfect amount of fragrance, then hand poured into vessels one by one. Each candle comes with the story of the woman who made it, from her hands to yours.
You can visit them and see all their wonderful items at www.prosperitycandle.com
The second item is shea body butter from Fields of Hope, an organization that provides professional skills training, counseling, and mentoring for survivors of human trafficking in order to empower them with hope for a brighter future.
At Fields of Hope, female survivors of human trafficking (ages 15 and up) receive paid educational fellowships for up to one year. Our job site is located in Charlotte, NC. This opportunity gives her the chance to receive valuable job skills training, spiritual mentorship, counseling, and accountability. The heart of the program is our survivor-inspired curriculum , Whispers of Hope, which provides her with challenging learning opportunities and leadership training. She also has the chance to receive hands-on job shadowing at partnering local businesses.
You can see their products and learn more about what they are doing here: www.fieldsofhopeusa.com
You’ll also find in this month’s box a recipe and ingredients for dhal, a traditional Indian dish put together by a beautiful Indian woman named Shivani. Shivani learned to cook dhal, a dish of rice and lentils, when she was 8 years old and attending boarding school in India. It is a very common Indian dish with many different variations, but this particular recipe is one that Shivani has been making since she was a child. It was so fun watching her put all of this together, with it’s many spices and variety of lentils. I couldn’t wait to get home and make the recipe as soon as possible… and it came out amazing! It was very easy to do, but with such a wonderful flavor. It has become a staple in my house already!
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