Total loan: $9,500


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Aliquippa, PA, United States / Retail

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A loan helped us keep the memory and legacy of my father alive through Pappy’s Handcrafted Candles.

Kevin's story

Pappy's Handcrafted Candles was created in memory of my father who suddenly passed away in October 2019. My father, Kevin Sr., was a single dad raising 5 kids on his own. He taught his kids the value of family and love. My dad loved to have a candle burning. He would mix the candles when they got low to create his own scents. My dad was one of my best friends so his loss was very painful and hard to deal with. I started making candles as a way to remember his presence and to relive those memories as a kid of him mixing up candles to make his own. I started back in August 2020 with just four scents. I did all my research and watched so many YouTube videos I lost count. I tested different products and wicks until I found the items I like the best. I started selling to my close friends and family to see how they liked the product. From those 4 fall scents, we then grew into 8-holiday scents. We now have over 40 scents that we offer. We have grown pretty fast and I predict we will continue to grow.