Having strong connections to the communities we work with is one of the most important things for us here at AASD, and we think in social change generally; for ownership, sustainability, and fun. So we were pumped to be invited to Wensislada’s birthday celebration in Choquecancha, a member of the Winay Warmi Women’s Weaving group. After traveling three hours, we arrived to her house full of family(four generations), friends, great food (of course cuy was on the menu!), and good times. It wasn’t long before libations were broken out to cheers to good health and a happy birthday!! After singing happy birthday (in Spanish, English, and Quechua), the dancing began and kept us on our feet most of the night. After a good sleep and another great meal in the morning, we gathered with the weaving group to buy a batch of their amazing and beautiful textiles for more INKAcases! Exciting times all around.
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