Our Compañera: Doris

Our Compañera: Doris By Caitlin Lally, Marketing and Communications intern Over the course of eight years in the Patacancha-based cooperative of Songuillay, Doris has come to assume the leadership role of president for their work in sustainable tourism. A mother of four children at the age of 36, our conversation was intermittently interrupted by tugs on her skirt from her youngest, Carlito. “I learned Spanish from tourists who have come through the community,” she said explaining she had never been in a formal school setting. However, through Awamaki, she gains knowledge of business practices and advances her language skills. Doris...