In 2015 the US-based non-profit, Prosperity Catalyst, launched a candle-making enterprise to empower vulnerable Iraqi women who were casualties of a brutal war that took their husbands and their livelihoods.
This group of determined women was selected to receive candle-making training, in order to train a larger group of women. Despite all culture barriers, family commitments, and intensity of the training, they have risen to the challenge and finished the course.
They have already passed their knowledge on to another 125 women in Baghdad. In addition, they also supported the production of 15,000 Akkadian Candle collection pieces, made in Iraq and sold in the U.S.
(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)