My name is Liam Foldi. I’m 17 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 that want to make a real difference to raise thousands of dollars without the uncomfortable task of asking for donations. This means they can focus on the real work of making a difference instead of spending all their time raising money.
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.