Shine Onby Appu km
This is not a story of our struggles, but of our resolve.
The inspirational story of Shine On Candles started in 2004 and was conceptualized on March 27, 2022, when a group of young adults who grew up in various orphanages came together and made a remarkable choice - to be grateful for the one life they have been blessed with. Their dream is to stand on their own and lead a life that most of us take for granted. The obstacles they faced were extraordinary - the biggest of all was their own health, born to HIV-positive parents, most of the group members inherited the condition at birth. They grappled with the trauma of losing their parents, being abandoned by their families at a young age and struggling to deal with the daunting impacts of heavy life-sustaining medication. Their courage to dream soon found them supporters from all walks of life who came forward to help them spread their wings and set up a boutique candle-making unit in Carmelram Bangalore. Now Shine On Candles manufactures over 50,000 candles a year. They are now paying it forward by supporting not only themselves but others in need around them.
The profits from Shine On are used to support young adults with HIV to find their own ground and lead near-normal lives. When you buy a Shine On Candle, it's not just another gift or a pretty artefact.
You are helping them SHINE ON!