Saturday, September 26, 2009

City Tour!

As all you DHF supporters are gathering in Austin to grow more support, I toured Cajamarca with some of our village bank women. The office of tourism invited us to participate in free guided tours of the tourists sites here in town to celebrate World Tourism Day. The women had a fabulous time. Many of them had never been to any of Cajamarca's tourist sites, although they have lived here all their life. It was an honor for me to walk the historic sites with them and a joy to see their faces full of interest and surprise. Many of the women that went on the tour are also part of our literacy circles. They walked around with pencil and paper taking notes because their teachers are going to quiz them next week. A class field trip - a total new experience for them! Pictured below are the women that went on the tour this morning; We are pictured in front of the "Rescue room" - the historic capture of the Inca king Atahualpa by the Spaniards that changed the face and course of Cajamarca and made it into the colonial city it is today.

Paz~ Nora

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