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CARMINE RED – production of the cochineal insect in Teotitlán del Valle

Words and photography by Annemieke Buursink. Oaxaca de Juárez, June 2016. A few centuries ago cochineal was one of the most mysterious and wanted products in the world. It was greatly valued by the Aztecs and brought to Europe by the Spaniards, who were very careful to protect their monopoly on this precious product. Not… Continue reading CARMINE RED – production of the cochineal insect in Teotitlán del Valle

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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

Oaxaca life

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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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