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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

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Cultivating Culture in Oaxaca

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland From dance and film festivals to a myriad of art exhibitions, the city of Oaxaca is teeming with cultural offerings. Diligent ones can arrange bounteous weekly schedules via Que Pasa Oaxaca and Oaxaca Calendar, while the spontaneous can easily stumble upon more options than one is able to ingest… Continue reading Cultivating Culture in Oaxaca

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A Typically Atypical Day With Fundación En Vía

Words and photographs by Nicola Coakley I found Fundación En Vía after graduating from university last year. My studies were focused on economics and global politics, and I was looking for an opportunity to learn more about the world of microfinance and NGOs. After endless amounts of internet research, I kept coming back to En… Continue reading A Typically Atypical Day With Fundación En Vía

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Adventure Time With the Ecotourism Office of San Miguel del Valle

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Local hands rise in greeting as our truck pulls to a stop outside of the lime green headquarters of the San Miguel del Valle ecotourism office. Miguel López Hernández, our tour guide for the day, pulls the sleeves down on his shirt and prepares to run through our agenda… Continue reading Adventure Time With the Ecotourism Office of San Miguel del Valle

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Moving the Smoke Out of the Kitchen: A Stove Build With Fundación En Vía

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland A mix of sweat and clay creeps down my temple as I submerge a brick into an aluminum bucket full of water. As the terracotta absorbs the liquid, bubbles escape from the edges, rippling to the top like inspired banter at a cocktail party. When the last of the… Continue reading Moving the Smoke Out of the Kitchen: A Stove Build With Fundación En Vía