Contributing organizations include:
Amani Ya Juu (Kenya & Uganda, Africa) meaning “Peace from Above” in Swahili, Amani is a sewing and reconciliation program for marginalized women. It was founded in 1996 with four women sewing placemats together in Nairobi. Today, there are over 200 women in the group. Guided by their faith, they work together transcending cultural and ethnic differences. In the face of conflict and poverty, they regain hope and stability and share peace-building initiatives.
Prosperity Candle (Easthampton, MA, USA) is a place of new beginnings and opportunity for women refugees resettled from overseas refugee camps through UN, federal, and state programs. Each candle is handmade by candlemakers who arrived in the US after experiencing tremendous hardship and loss. With every candle poured, they are creating a brighter future for themselves and their families.