En Via Events, Indigenous Culture

Christmas Dinner with the Families of En Vía

By Kathryn Boelk Christmas is on our minds; especially that glorious Christmas dinner, which inevitably becomes something of an all-day event for those who celebrate Christmas in the United States. As I fantasize about my family’s traditional dish...

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Walking the Walk: Volunteers and the Adoptive City of Oaxaca.

By Kathryn Boelk As a new volunteer to En Vía, I have had the opportunity to meet not only the inspirational and determined women who participate in the program as borrowers, but also the spirited volunteers who support the program and all that it...

Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Gifts of Culture: Guelaguetza in Oaxaca

Here in Oaxaca, there is currently a strange word on everybody s lips: Guelaguetza. From the Zapotec Indian language it means an offering or gift. In cultures based on exchange and trade it can also be considered in terms of an action or service ...