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Candle, Diya & Chocolate Making Training

Fostering Artisanal Entrepreneurship and Culinary Excellence

Economic Empowerment



The Challenge

In rural India, the potential for creative entrepreneurship is constrained by limited access to specialized vocational training. Women and girls, in particular, face barriers to economic empowerment, and the preservation of traditional crafts is at risk.

The Solution

The Desai Foundation’s integrated Candle, Diya & Chocolate Making Training program addresses this challenge comprehensively. For candle and diya making, participants receive training in both traditional craft skills and modern entrepreneurship. Simultaneously, the Chocolate Making Training program targets the absence of culinary arts training in rural areas, providing a curriculum that covers chocolate-making techniques alongside essential business management and marketing skills.

The Lasting Impact

The combined program aims to create a significant impact by fostering self-reliance and economic independence among participants. By empowering women, girls, and individuals in rural communities with both craft and entrepreneurial skills, the initiative not only contributes to economic development but also plays a crucial role in preserving traditional crafts and promoting excellence in culinary arts. The skills acquired ensure the longevity and relevance of these cultural arts in the modern marketplace.

CTA (Call to Action):

Support our mission to empower rural artisans and culinary enthusiasts. Your contribution to the Candle, Diya & Chocolate Making Training program can make a meaningful difference, fostering sustainable livelihoods and preserving cultural heritage. Join us in this transformative journey towards economic empowerment and excellence in traditional crafts and culinary entrepreneurship. Together, let’s shape a brighter future for these communities.

Our Candle & Diya Making Training is one such program that empowers women and girls to earn through their creative skills. The course teaches the participants how to make beautiful and creative candles alongside some entrepreneurial skills that they can use to create a small business for themselves.


Candle & Diya Making Training

Regions Served
  • Gujarat
  • Maharashtra
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Karnataka
  • Odisha
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Uttar Pradesh