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
Words and photos by Eda Tajuddin. It’s crazy how quickly and how drastically your perspective can change. Quitting my job in London and moving to Mexico to volunteer was terrifying even though I was lucky enough to have the financial and moral support I needed. Still, when you’re in a bubble obsessed with job security,… Continue reading The Value of VolFUNteering.
Words by Newell Searle. Photos by Lene Braeutigam. The day had just begun and in the shady courtyard two dozen women were preparing for the second Women Entrepreneurs Trade Fair at the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca. The feria was organized by Fundación En Vía, a Oaxacan non-profit housed at the Instituto. Through the organization’s micro-lending program,… Continue reading La feria at Fundación En Vía
Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland A mix of sweat and clay creeps down my temple as I submerge a brick into an aluminum bucket full of water. As the terracotta absorbs the liquid, bubbles escape from the edges, rippling to the top like inspired banter at a cocktail party. When the last of the… Continue reading Moving the Smoke Out of the Kitchen: A Stove Build With Fundación En Vía
The Corazon de Luz (meaning heart of light) fundraising campaign has now been live for 2 weeks! As you might remember, our volunteer Jodi and others want to provide families living in small communities surrounding Oaxaca their FIRST EVER family photos. The project team have been humbled by people's generosity and interest! Thank you so so much… Continue reading Update: Corazon de Luz