Artisan Crafts, Design, En Via, En Via Events, Fair trade, Festivals, Food, Indigenous Culture, Markets, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, San Miguel Del Valle, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, Teotitlan del Valle, Women Borrowers

La feria at Fundación En Vía

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

Food, Oaxaca life

Elotes & Esquites

Oaxaca has some fantastic street food, and most people living here have a favourite meal and or snack, and street cart from which to buy it. Street food vendors all have their own designated area – important so there are no disputes, and doubly important so you can easily find your preferred vendor. Elotes (e-lot-tays)… Continue reading Elotes & Esquites

Diaz Ordaz, Food, Women Borrowers

Meet Anabel, Cocinera Excepcional!

Díaz Ordaz is a small village of around 6200 people, located very near to San Miguel del Valle in the foothills close to Tlacolula. Although the village does not see much tourism, it is definitely a popular community visit on our En Via tours, and if you go, drop in to eat at Anabel’s Comedor… Continue reading Meet Anabel, Cocinera Excepcional!