Community initiatives, food

Our Growing Strong campaign: going strong!

We’ve reached the best part of the Growing Strong campaign - delivering the produce that donors have so generously funded!  So far we've delivered chickens to three communities and it was wonderful to see the excitement of the women as they received their cute little chicks… We’ve been hugely helped in the project by José… Continue reading Our Growing Strong campaign: going strong!

business, Community initiatives, En Via, food

Growing strong: En Vía’s response to Covid-19

“It’s been a test for sure!” says Viviana Ruiz, our Managing Director, assessing the impact of Covid-19 on En Vía’s work.   In the classes we teach the women how to make their businesses strong and resilient.  But we never thought of a pandemic!  So now is the time to see what they’ve learned -… Continue reading Growing strong: En Vía’s response to Covid-19

The church of Santo Domingo Tomaltepec on a clear, sunny day in front of a blue sky
Education, food, Microfinance, Oaxaca life, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, Volunteering

Sueños de Pastel

por Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Texas at Dallas, and she is studying public and nonprofit management. She does not want to leave Oaxaca but feels grateful to have met everyone that she did. When she was a child, Angélica Martínez Pérez would play in the dirt and “bake”… Continue reading Sueños de Pastel

A scene of the mountains and a field in Santo Domingo Tomaltepec.
Entrepreneur profiles, food, Oaxaca life, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, Volunteering

Buscando a Angélica

por Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a 4th-year undergraduate student visiting Oaxaca from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she studies public and nonprofit management. She is so grateful to be here and to get to know the city and its residents. When I visited Angélica, she admitted to me that she and other women… Continue reading Buscando a Angélica

Artisan Crafts, En Via, En Via Events, Entrepreneur profiles, food, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle

Water for Chocolate

by Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a 4th-year undergraduate student visiting Oaxaca from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she studies public and nonprofit management. She is delighted to get to write about Oaxaca and its wonderful traditions. On the second day of En Vía’s Feria de Artesanas Emprendedoras, Isabel Lazo Chávez brings the tools… Continue reading Water for Chocolate