Published: April 2nd 2012April 1st 2012
Entrada a la Plaza de la Iglesia
This is the entrance to the church plaza. All of the town activities occur in the church plaza.
I have some beautiful pictures to share from saturday and sunday. Saturday, Envia took a group from ICO (Instituto Cultural Oaxaca) to a couple of pueblos to talk with the women to whom the school has given loans that are funded by the tour fees and donations. One city, Teotitlan de Valle, is known for its beautiful weaving of tapete (small wool carpets), bags and other woven items. We visited 3 different businesses there. The other city that we visited was a very complicated indian name that starts with a "T". There were 3 businesses also, one group of women sold fish, one group sowed very beautiful full aprons and the 3rd group had a small business that sold items of need and a few other things. It was wonderful to see how the school has provided no-interest loans to these women in order to improve the communities. The school has made several hundred loans in several communities around Oaxaca and is expanding into other communities. I think that it is a wonderful work.
I have so many pictures that I will stop today with these....more to come.
There are more photos below