Artisan Crafts, Design, Handbags, Oaxaca life, volunteering, weavers, Women Borrowers

“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to it’s original size”- Albert Einstein

By Jen Stillwell As I sit here on this flight from Mexico City back to Los Angeles, I feel as though I am finally able to start gathering my thoughts on my time in Oaxaca, and the program that Fundación En Vía and I designed and implemented. My overall feeling is gratitude. My takeaway can… Continue reading “The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to it’s original size”- Albert Einstein

Advertisements
A front view photo of a colorful mural on one of the streets in Santo Domingo Tomaltepec. On it, a face, a bird, a cat, and a sign that says UNIDAD POPULAR.
Angélica, Bakery, Desserts, En Via, Mexico, Oaxaca, Oaxaca Ecotourism, Oaxaca life, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, Tour Alumni, volunteering

El Amor y El Viento

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 interned with En Vía this summer, and she fell in love with Oaxaca! She hopes to come back soon to visit all the great people she met while in Mexico. After… Continue reading El Amor y El Viento

Angélica, Community initiatives, Education, En Via, Mexico, Microfinance, Monitoring & Evaluation, Oaxaca, Oaxaca Ecotourism, Oaxaca life, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, volunteering

Una Casa con Cariño

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 misses Oaxaca, and she hopes she can return to see her many beloved friends in this beautiful city! It was a Wednesday in mid-July. I sipped orange-flavored Del Valle and asked… Continue reading Una Casa con Cariño

The church of Santo Domingo Tomaltepec on a clear, sunny day in front of a blue sky
Angélica, Bakery, Desserts, Education, En Via, Food, Mexico, Microfinance, Oaxaca, 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.
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