Caite Velas Artesanales

Caite Velas Artesanales is a Nicaraguan family-owned business that since 2001 dedicates itself to
the sole production of handcrafted candles in all its forms. Functional, decorative and aromatic
fanals that express the artistic creativity of local artisans from Nicaragua.

Women represent 80% of Caite Velas Artesanales’ staff because their delicate feminin touch and
careful candle wax moulding is transmitted and appreciated in the creation of each handmade piece.

Caite Velas Artesanales is a fresh, dynamic and young company with the mission and vision of
contributing not only to the development of its local community, but its country as well. Its workshop
is located in Managua, the capital city, where the hand finished candles are exhibited and exposed
for anyone to stop by, admire and buy them.

The brand takes pride in participating with its handmade paraffin wax candles in recognized national
fairs. Caite Velas Artesanales stand is usually very visited and its products are specially appreciated
by locals and international visitors that appreciate handicrafts.

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ITC project

Central America - Women and E-Commerce

The project, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in collaboration with the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) and national implementing partners, supports 200 women-led businesses from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama to export their handicrafts through e-commerce channels. Alongside work to improve product quality and design, the women-led businesses are trained and prepared to list on international online marketplaces such as Etsy and eBay, develop and optimize their own websites, use different digital marketing channels to generate traffic and sales, receive online payments, prepare orders for shipment and provide quality customer service.