business, Community initiatives, En Via, food

Growing strong: En Vía’s response to Covid-19

“It’s been a test for sure!” says Viviana Ruiz, our Managing Director, assessing the impact of Covid-19 on En Vía’s work.   In the classes we teach the women how to make their businesses strong and resilient.  But we never thought of a pandemic!  So now is the time to see what they’ve learned -… Continue reading Growing strong: En Vía’s response to Covid-19

business, En Via, Indigenous Culture, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life

En Vía in times of COVID-19

Usually on this blog we bring you stories of joy and positivity, of women who found empowerment and a brighter future. We love to tell you about motivation, inspiration and the power of seemingly small actions being able to influence a whole community’s wellbeing. But in these trying times, where nearly everybody in the world… Continue reading En Vía in times of COVID-19

En Via, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life

Why we stay inside for gender equality

Strolling through the streets, soaking up the sun, letting your thoughts wander, enjoying a wonderful day in Mexico. Or going to school, eager to learn, to shape your mind. Or maybe going home from a long day working at the market, ready to rest your feet. Just living your normal life, nothing you should have… Continue reading Why we stay inside for gender equality

business, English Classes, Teotitlan del Valle, Volunteering

“Do you have one in blue?” En Vía’s ‘English for your business’ program

by Sylvia Hines, Communications Intern "Do you have one in blue?" "Can I wash this?" Not easy questions to answer if you speak fluent Zapotec and Spanish but not much English. Many of our entrepreneurs find that their clients - who arrive from all over the world - have little Spanish and really want all… Continue reading “Do you have one in blue?” En Vía’s ‘English for your business’ program

business, Education, Entrepreneur profiles, Santa María Guelacé, Workshops

Dreams and challenges: América’s story

by Sylvia Hines, Communications Intern I met América Antonio José amongst the succulents, roses and many other plants in the beautiful garden centre that she has created in the yard in front of her house.  Almost the first thing she said to me (after the warmest of greetings) was that for her En Vía has… Continue reading Dreams and challenges: América’s story

Artisan Crafts, business, innovation, Volunteering, weaving, Workshops

Hungry for new ideas: innovating bag design with En Vía

By Jen Stillwell As I sit here on this flight from Mexico City back to Los Angeles, I feel as though I am finally able to start gathering my thoughts on my time in Oaxaca, and the program that Fundación En Vía and I designed and implemented. My overall feeling is gratitude. My takeaway can… Continue reading Hungry for new ideas: innovating bag design with En Vía