Our Mission

The mission of The Aloe Family is to provide opportunities for education, well-being, self-sufficiency and healing to resilient communities and individuals facing challenges of poverty and lack of family support. Every product on this site is hand- made by an entrepreneur in Nashville and in international communities. Many are refugees, immigrants, and individuals who have had to overcome immense challenges to survive. Each item represents reslience, growth and strength.

  • Meet D.

    D. is from Honduras, and she has an incredible story of overcoming challenges of poverty and violence in her home country. With her vanilla candle business, D. hopes to provide better opportunities for her family and kids.

  • Meet N.

    N. is missing her leg and is stuck in a wheel chair. She has lived many years in Mexico without water and electricity and we think she is the strongest woman we know! N. makes hair scrunchies that are beautiful to support herself and her two kids.

  • Meet A.

    A. lives in Mexico along with her 4 children. She spends her days caring for them at home and has learned how to make candles to further support her family. Her products exemplify creativity and light to those who purchase them.

  • Meet W.

    W. fled Honduras as a refugee, enduring hardship in Honduras, and she has always been creative to find ways to support her family. Now she makes hand- screen printed products of all kinds!

  • Meet E.

    E. is a hard worker and incredible talented artist and carpenter. He does amazing work in Mexico making large statues and engraved wood products, like coasters.

  • Meet J.

    J. is a pastor and leader in a community in Mexico. She is a talented artist who designs stickers and makes lavender candles to support her family and church!

  • Meet A.

    A lives in Mexico and she creates beautiful bracelets to express creativity, and support her family. Each bracelet is designed and assembled by hand!

  • Meet D.

    D. lives in Mexico with her son in a single room that they use for sleeping, cooking, and as her office. D. is a talented designer and she creates custom invitations, business cards, and print products.