A loan of $1,500 helped to buy sugar for making ceremonial incense candies.

Eva's story

Eva lives in her own home with her husband and children in the District of San Martin in the city of La Paz. She continues to make incense candies, which are used for blessing ceremonies performed on people’s house and businesses. This millennial tradition is derived from the beliefs in Mother Earth. Her products are mostly sold in the villages. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy sugar, which is the main ingredient that is essential to her business. Her venture already generates a good income, so she wants to maintain her clientele. The incense candies are not edible; they are used as an offering in ceremonial fires. Eva’s dream is to have a workshop so that she can hire people and expand her business. In the future, she would like to provide a better quality of life for her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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