What is your impact?

As a social enterprise, we donate a minimum of 50% of our profit towards funding pasta for people experiencing food insecurity here in Australia and around the world. From the beginning, being transparent and honest about the giving we are doing has been central to the Kenshi story. That’s why, rather than donating a percentage of profit, we donate a set amount per candle so that you know the impact that your purchase is making.

That's why every candle and diffuser directly funds 2kg of pasta which we buy ourselves and donate directly to food charities working on a grass roots level here in Australia. Because we donate pasta rather than money, there is no middleman or intermediary taking a cut. 100% of the donation from your purchase is going directly to those who need it most.

  • Why pasta?

    Pasta is the most in demand food item needed by food charities in Australia. While much of the food charity kitchens receive is donated, pasta is always in short supply due to its long shelf life. That is why we buy pallet loads of pasta every month from wholesale suppliers and donate it directly to food charities around the country. 

  • What about rice? 

    Kenshi's mission is to eradicate hunger in Australia. But we are also dedicated to helping the Chin people (who make the candles here in Melbourne) and their friends and family still living in dire conditions in Myanmar. Together with other generous donors we have funded over 4 tonnes of rice for people living below the poverty line in Chin State, Myanmar. 

  • Not convinced? 

    We publish monthly impact reports on our social media detailing exactly how much pasta we have funded each month. You can also join our email list to receive quarterly emails which outline what we have donated. If you'd like some proof... click below to see our receipts of food purchased over the last few years.

    See Receipts 

Where do we donate our pasta?