Since 2019, Kenshi Candles have been made by refugees from Myanmar.

Meet Jacob, leader of the Chin community

Jacob Thang’s journey from Myanmar to Australia began in 2005. At the age of 20, he was forced to leave everything behind. It was a difficult decision to leave his homeland, but Jacob knew he could not stay in Chin State...

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"Since the military coup of 2021, over 1.3 million people have been displaced in Myanmar. An estimated 75,000 Chin refugees have fled across the border and are currently living in India. Jacob’s journey began in 2005, but now, almost 20 years later, thousands of Chin people have been forced to flee their homes once more."

Kenshi x Chin partnership

Kenshi began with Liam's first batch of candles on the kitchen bench. But before long, going to school during the week and making candles on the weekend became unsustainable.

That's when Liam met Jacob. Since 2019, Kenshi Candles have been made by Chin refugees. That means every candle is not only funding pasta, but is also providing a job for the Chin community in Melbourne.

While Kenshi may have grown, each candle is still made the same way Liam started: poured by hand with 100% soy wax and Australian fragrance oils, here in Melbourne.