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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

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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