Teotitlan del Valle

In focus: Teotitlán del Valle

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland A rhythmic combination of tubas and drums drift from the roof of Preciosa Sangre de Cristo – practice for the upcoming Semana Santa celebrations. This church sits in the heart of Teotitlán del Valle, a Zapotec community located at the foot of the Sierra Juarez mountains in the central valley… Continue reading In focus: Teotitlán del Valle

En Via Events, Tour Alumni

Some final thoughts …

As I come to the end of my time as the program manager for Fundación En Vía I am left with personal connections to our borrowers that I will never forget and invaluable experiences that will shape who I am and what I do from here on out. Getting to know the women in our… Continue reading Some final thoughts …

Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Sowing Seeds: preserving a culture and saving the earth

Four years ago Margarita Mendoza García and her two daughters would weave beautiful tapetes, or wool rugs, using chemical dyes. The practice of using chemical dyes was all that Margarita had ever known. She said the knowledge of her predecessors; of the seeds, fruits, flowers and leaves that grow wild in the mountains that buffer… Continue reading Sowing Seeds: preserving a culture and saving the earth

Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Learning about Culture: En Vía Enjoys a Celebration in Teotitlán

Text and Photos by Heather Hutcheson Most people know Teotitlán del Valle as a place to buy colorful wool rugs and as a place to learn about weaving as an art form, but there is much more to know about the rich and important cultural traditions in...

En Via Events, Teotitlan del Valle

Teaching English with En Via

Story by Andy Healy and Photos by Kim Groves and Julia Turnbull How I got into teaching English with En Vía was really straightforward. Living in Oaxaca, I wanted to do something useful. I searched Google for “voluntary work in Oaxaca” and here I ...