A scene of the mountains and a field in Santo Domingo Tomaltepec.
Bakery, Desserts, En Via, Fair trade, Food, Mexico, Oaxaca, 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, Design, Desserts, En Via, En Via Events, Food, Mexico, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, Photography, 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

En Via, En Via Events, English Classes, Mexico, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Teotitlan del Valle, volunteering, Women Borrowers

The Value of VolFUNteering.

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.

En Via, Festivals, Indigenous Culture, Mexico, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle, Women Borrowers

Death Takes a Holiday

By Susan Bean Aycock, Fundación En Vía volunteer For 24 hours starting at 3 p.m. on November 1, the cemetery of Teotitlán del Valle was empty — the departed had a day-long pass to visit their homes and families. At least that’s the belief of the people there, celebrating a long tradition of the indigenous… Continue reading Death Takes a Holiday

Angélica, Bakery, Desserts, Ehren Seeland, En Via, Mexico, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec

Featured En Vía Borrower: Angélica

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland A late afternoon wind breathes over mountain peaks as our van of tour participants slows to a stop in front of a bakery in Santo Domingo Tomaltepec – a small community of roughly 2,800 people that sits 10km east of the city of Oaxaca. A woman dressed in navy… Continue reading Featured En Vía Borrower: Angélica