Bolivians buy tiny objects in hopes of the real thing

STORY: Bolivians are buying tiny objects in the hopes they will soon own the real thing

Location: La Paz, Bolivia

'Alasita' is an annual festival that honors Ekeko, the god of abundance

Date: January 24, 2023

People buy anything from tiny cars to small houses to rolls of cash

in the hope that Ekeko will recognize their offering

Ekeko is represented by a chubby person with miniature pendants hanging from his clothing