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Bacilia Huanca Mamani
How many children do you have?
Three.

What is your favourite food?

'Aji de lizas' (this is a dish made from a type of tuber (lizas) and hot chillies (aji))

What crops do you grow?
Potato, olluco and año  (olluco and año are both types of tuber). 

Do you have animals?
I have llamas, sheep and alpaca.

What is your favourite kind of music?
Huayno (a traditional Andean folk music with high pitched vocals and panpipes)

What is your favourite festival?
Our local village festival in June.

What is your favourite plant?
Claveles (carnations).

What is your favourite product to make for Mamacha?
I like to make traditional chullos.

What is your most treasured possession?
My children.

Do you ever go to Cusco?
No.

 


Ilaria Quispe Quispe


How many children do you have?
Three.

 What is your favourite food?
Trout.

What crops do you grow?
Potato, olluco (a kind of tuber), oca (a kind of tuber), broad beans.

Do you have animals?
I have cows, llamas and alpaca.

What is your favourite product to make for Mamacha?
Our hand dyed chullos

 Do you ever go to Cusco?
No.