Community initiatives, Computer classes, Education, En Via, Fair trade, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Santa María Guelacé, volunteering, Women Borrowers, Workshops

Getting Online in Santa María Guelacé

Words and photos by Stephanie Castellano. The afternoon heat had settled heavily over the sleepy little town of Santa María Guelacé, located just outside the city of Oaxaca. Except for the dogs lolling in scraps of shade, the dusty streets were deserted. But inside one vividly green building on the town’s main street, there was… Continue reading Getting Online in Santa María Guelacé

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En Via Events, Teotitlan del Valle

The Macro-impact of Micro-finance

Story and photos by Julia Turnbull On the T in Boston in May, I told someone about my plans to spend the summer in Oaxaca with Fundación En Vía, helping them with their interest-free microfinance program. Interest-free microfinance? My travel comp...

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Necessity Inspires Resourcefulness

Rugs made with natural dyes on display in Rafaela's cooperative Story and photos by Julia Turnbull Rafaela and her family are artisans in Teotitlán del Valle. They use natural dyes to color the lambs’ wool that they weave into tapetes (rugs), bags...