E89 - Amber Runyon - How to Solve Sex-Trafficking: Start a Candle Company - Liz Theresa

E89 – Amber Runyon – How to Solve Sex-Trafficking: Start a Candle Company

Amber Runyon is the founder of Eleventh Candle Co., a social enterprise in Columbus, Ohio partnering with Legacy to redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction. A once trafficked woman in Columbus, Ohio is employed while a village in Ethiopia is supported and orphaned children there are welcomed into homes when you purchase their products.

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Show notes:

  • “No one would ever describe me as sweet.”
  • Amber was originally a nurse involved in social justice work.
  • She shares her story behind her interest in social justice – sex-trafficking.
  • Safe people, safe place, safe purpose – which is the link between addressing sex-trafficking and creating employment opportunities.
  • People don’t know Africa is a continent.
  • “You can’t always choose your chapters.”
  • Why candles? This will surprise you.
  • How many women she employs.
  • How do they get the word out?
  • What’s different about the way Amber speaks?
  • On selling your stuff: “Show your clients what they need. And then show them how you fill that need.”
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