Kenshi candles are hand poured here in Melbourne with the full process from pouring to packaging done in-house by hand. And as of 2019, all candles are made by Chin refugees from Chin State, Myanmar. Faced with persecution by the oppressive government in Myanmar, the Chin people were forced to flee their homes eventually being granted refugee status with one community moving to Melbourne, Australia. Now the production of the candles provides members of the community here in Melbourne with much needed income.
Kenshi and Nearthme are a proud members of the Make A Difference Community: a group of like-minded businesses dedicated to doing more by using profits to fund pasta and eradicate hunger in Australia. Every candle sold funds 3kg of pasta which makes 24 meals for homeless people and families in need.