A loan of $750 helped to buy flour, yeast, candies, little ceramic faces and other ingredients.

Edgar's story

Edgar has a business making cakes, breads and pastries. This time of year, he will prepare the dough and all of the finishing touches for the famous "gua gua" bread dolls. These are breads made into the form of babies, and they are wrapped around little ceramic faces and decorated all over with sprinkles and candy. These bread dolls are made for little girls, and for the boys he makes bread dolls in the form of horses with little ceramic horse faces. The All Saints holidays are celebrated in every home, especially in Cusco, with the gua gua breads. The name comes from a Quechua word that means "bread baby," and all of the traditional families that have a little girl in the house buy the dolls made of bread, and those that have young boys in the house buy the little horse breads so that the children can eat them. Edgar is familiar with these customs, and he wants to invest the loan in the purchase of flour, yeast, candies, little ceramic faces, and other ingredients.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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