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Volunteer Work Leads to a Soulful Home in Oaxaca, Mexico

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” – Pascal Mercier Trumpet music wraps around me as I am swept into a… Continue reading Volunteer Work Leads to a Soulful Home in Oaxaca, Mexico

Women Borrowers

Featured En Vía Borrowers: Silvia and Marcelina

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Folded hands rest on an oilcloth-covered table as a bouquet of chopped cilantro, onion and fresh tortillas fill our collective sniffers. Our Fundación En Vía tour group anxiously awaits the upcoming delicacies in Comedor Sn. Antonio – a restaurant and taqueria that sits just across from the market in… Continue reading Featured En Vía Borrowers: Silvia and Marcelina

Santo Domingo Tomaltepec

In focus: Santo Domingo Tomaltepec

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Yanking a thin plastic poncho over my head, I slide the door open to the Fundacion En Via van and hurdle to the ground. Upon landing, my feet are engulfed in a stream of rainwater as it sloshes over my sandals during a seasonal race along the gutter. Our… Continue reading In focus: Santo Domingo Tomaltepec

Women Borrowers

Featured En Vía Borrower: Eulalia

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland As human beings, we experience seemingly simple moments that sometimes resonate so deeply in us that there is no choice but to acknowledge the impending change that is to come as a result. My first visit to Oaxaca was a weeklong foray tacked onto a business trip in Mexico… Continue reading Featured En Vía Borrower: Eulalia

Women Borrowers

Featured En Vía Borrower: Martha

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland The scent of wildflowers mingles with ripe mango as a black and white dog runs his snout across the leg of one of our tour participants like a cartoon cat eyeing a giant tuna fish. A quick shushing sound comes from the house, and with that, the dog scurries… Continue reading Featured En Vía Borrower: Martha