Who we are?
Let’s talk a bit about us.
It all started on the Way to Santiago de Compostela..
Enlight a candle is founded by Rutger Koele. Rutger is an entrepreneur from the Netherlands and lives in Israel for some time. “I met my wife, she is an Israeli on the Camino the Santiago. This special way and special time in my life got more special due to this meeting. Now years later, we are happily married and have a beautiful son.
Walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostella, Finisterre and Muxia learned me a lot. 2 years later I walked again. This time with my mother, On the Camino I learned about the experience to light a candle. For my father who past away, but also for people who need it, people who struggle and people I just love or need it.
Enlight world, enlight a candle
Being this close to Biblical history is giving us the change To make it accessible for everyone in the world to light a candle in Jesus’ footsteps. For people who cannot travel, initially by COVID, but afterwards, it is not always possible to jump on a plane and light a candle. With enlightacandle.com we spread hope, light and kindness. We light candles for everyone who finds comfort or strengths from it. With this, we support local churches, charities, children and our volunteers.
The candle will always be lit
Every candle bought on this website will be lighted as soon as possible. Normally the next Sunday. It is possible that lighting the candles is postponed for outside reasons. Demonstrations, weather disturbances or traffic for example. In that case, the candles are lit as soon as possible. most of the times the next day.