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

Oaxaca life

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

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

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Update: Corazon de Luz

The Corazon de Luz (meaning heart of light) fundraising campaign has now been live for 2 weeks! As you might remember, our volunteer Jodi and others want to provide families living in small communities surrounding Oaxaca their FIRST EVER family photos. The project team have been humbled by people's generosity and interest! Thank you so so much… Continue reading Update: Corazon de Luz