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Recommended viewing: Half the Sky documentary airs on PBS tonight!

Half the SkyOne book that has truly touched the Prosperity team is Nicholas Kristof’s and Sheryl WuDunn’s Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. More than just documenting the atrocities many women face daily, Kristof and WuDunn offer hope through stories of ordinary citizens creating change, and suggest ways that you, the reader, can get involved.

Tonight, PBS and Independent Lens will present the first half of a two-part Half the Sky documentary. The book’s authors, along with celebrities and women’s rights activists, will visit ten countries to illustrate threats from human trafficking to violence and discrimination.

Will you be watching? We know we will.

Find out more at Half the Sky’s official website and check your local PBS station to find out when it’ll be airing.

“Women hold up half the sky.” – Mao Tse-tung

WGBH NPR Interviews Prosperity Candle Founder, Ted Barber

Thank you to the incredible Boston-based 89.7 WGBH NPR program, Innovation Hub, for including Prosperity Candle in its recent show. Ted Barber, Co-Founder of Prosperity Candle, was on a panel about fighting poverty around the world.

Prosperity Candle is featured on WGBH NPR's radio show, Innovation Hub with Kara Miller

Listen to this fantastic radio program here!

We love being featured by local media and were honored to be included on this program alongside MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Seven Fund and Containers2Clinics in the discussion.

Candles Bring Light out of Darkness: TV Interview with Amber Chand

Prosperity Candle’s co-founder, Amber Chand, was invited to speak on Springfield, MA’s television station WWLP’s Mass Appeal to discuss the power of individuals to empower women globally. She discussed the mission and vision of Prosperity Candle and emphasized that women’s lives are changed with every candle purchased.

The host of the show was very moved and noted that ‎”It’s bringing light to them (the women in Iraq) and giving that gift to someone else is bringing light into their lives… it really is very special.”

Watch the video interview here! And share the light and change a life today!

Prosperity Candle Featured in the Investors’ Circle Gift Guide

We’re thrilled that Investors’ Circle has included Prosperity Candle in its 2011 gift guide. The guide compiles a great collection of consumer products that create positive social and/or environmental impact. We’re proud to have our gifts that empower women featured there! Read more here.

If you’re interested in learning more about Investors’ Circle’s fantastic work to fund businesses that create social change, you can listen to their CEO, Suzanne Biegel, talk about their work on WAMC’s 51% show, a show focused on women. We’re very proud that Suzanne gave two shout outs to Prosperity Candle when talking about businesses that are focused on empowering women! Listen here.