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Make your own candles for Undas

Are you ready for the upcoming All Souls’ Day?


If you still have not yet gotten the chance to buy candles for your departed loved ones, don’t even bother… because you can just make them yourself!


This is what 72 participants from volunteer group WIN Mothers’ Club did after joining Valenzuela City Congressman Win Gatchalian’s candle-making training seminar.


Held at the Convention Center on October 9, the 4-hour affair taught volunteers on how to save and earn more money in preparation of the November 1 holiday.


Candle-making trainer Herminda “Bubut” Tadeo said learning how to make candles would not only help people save from the expenses of All Souls’ Day holiday but also help them earn extra income.


“Maraming gamit ang kandila hindi lang kapag Undas. All year round naman natin iyan magagamit. Kaya pwede rin itong maging source ng inyong extra income,” Tadeo explained


With as little as P1,000 capital and carefully identified target market, Tadeo encouraged that one can already start and sustain candle-making business.


53-year-old mother Avic Santos said candle-making is the perfect livelihood opportunity for her while staying at home.


“Balak ko ring magturo sa mga kaibigan ko. Maganda rin itong source ng extra income. Matrabaho nga pero kapag nagtiyaga ka sigurado namang kikita ka,” she said.


Gatchalian offered the livelihood training under his WinTayo sa Kabuhayan program, which conducts activities that can help small entrepreneurs make their business grow. (Camille Nepomuceno)