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

Tlacolula Sunday Tianguis

On Sunday I squeezed myself into a colective as passenger number 3 (yay! The back seat!) to visit the weekly market in Tlacolula (tla-co-lul-la), a town about 27km from Oaxaca city. One of my favourite things to do is wander on market day in the pueblos surrounding Oaxaca – just chat with stall holders, browse … Continue reading Tlacolula Sunday Tianguis