My name is Liam Foldi. I’m 16 years old and created Kenshi Charity Candles as a Social Enterprise to make it easier for any person, club, school or charity to raise money easily. As a social enterprise, we donate over half our profit to fund charities and worthy causes that make a real difference in the world.
As a young person growing up in a wealthy city like Melbourne, I found that most people honestly want to help others, but the hectic demands of life can make it hard to give back regularly. Kenshi is about enabling people to give back and help those who are in need through buying a candle which they would have bought already. This way we can raise without anyone having to donate any extra money. Not everyone buys candles, but we all buy gifts.
I understand that while a great story is important, nothing can replace a quality product. This means never sacrificing quality which is why our candles are made with the highest-grade natural soy wax, essential oils and cotton wicks with no shortcuts taken when it comes to quality.
Now, struggling to keep up with demand, we are collaborating with the Chin refugee community in Melbourne to produce the candles. After fleeing from civil war in Myanmar, these amazing people are now earning much needed income by making the candles here in Melbourne.