Corazón de Luz: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

Angela, at 54 years old, now owns her first ever family photograph. It is displayed in pride of place in her home on the family altar, below her picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe. She plans to send copies to her sister who lives in Mexico City and her brother in the United States who … Continue reading Corazón de Luz: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

Update: Corazón de Luz

Our fundraising campaign has now been live for 2 weeks! As you might remember, we want to provide families living in small communities surrounding Oaxaca their FIRST EVER family photos. I have been humbled by people's generosity! Thank you so so much for your interest and assistance in this project. Currently we are half-way to … Continue reading Update: Corazón de Luz

Indigenous Self-Governance in Oaxaca

If you are a 14 year old boy living in Teotitlan del Valle, one of the first committees you might serve on under usos y costombres would be during the 3 day period of Dia de los Muertos, which takes place from October 31st to November 2nd each year. During this time it is customary … Continue reading Indigenous Self-Governance in Oaxaca

Corazón de Luz: Help Us Provide Lasting Memories!

We want to take, print and give family photos to local families in Oaxaca who currently do not have family photos and don't have access to keeping their precious memories this way. Help us fund this project so we can provide family photos for free. The Idea As you know by now, I am a … Continue reading Corazón de Luz: Help Us Provide Lasting Memories!

Changing Lives with $100

After seeing firsthand the difference the equivalent of $100 makes to women living in the small communities outside of Oaxaca, I will never look at (or thoughtlessly spend) money the same way again. My friend Lupita is 43, widowed and raising three teenaged boys on her own in the small community of Teotitlán del Valle. … Continue reading Changing Lives with $100