Oaxaca life

Tour with Nonprofit En Vía Modeled Empowerment

Riveted Kids is a great new organization that runs family and kids’ camps around the world. This summer, they brought 7 bright young girls to Oaxaca and En Vía was lucky enough to get involved. Kymber Waltmunson, co-coordinator of Riveted Kids and mother of one of the tour participants, helped collect different perspectives to give us… Continue reading Tour with Nonprofit En Vía Modeled Empowerment

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Oaxaca life

Learning from BII DAÜÜ (Sacred Wind) – this Teotitlán-based cooperative teaches us about the art (and science!) of using natural dyes

By: Eda Tajuddin- Responsible Tourism Manager Following our successful crowdfunding campaign over winter 2017, En Vía has been offering specialized courses within our Education Program. That means workshops and classes that are more relevant to the different businesses owned by the women entrepreneurs in En Vía. Earlier this year, we held special courses on “English… Continue reading Learning from BII DAÜÜ (Sacred Wind) – this Teotitlán-based cooperative teaches us about the art (and science!) of using natural dyes

En Via, En Via Staff, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, volunteering, Women Borrowers

Women are INSPIRING

As you know, here at En Vía, we are always celebrating women and sharing stories of our inspiring borrowers. Now with International Women's Day, we wanted to kick off a month of sharing personal stories so we can keep talking about how great women are while you get to know the team. As part of… Continue reading Women are INSPIRING

Oaxaca life, Project Tour

Part II: Stories of Stoves and Storefronts: Reflecting on Project Tours’ impact with our borrowers

By: Michelle Zhang Michelle is from Massachusetts and is currently on a gap year between high school and university. She volunteers as an impact assessment intern and tour guide with En Vía. In San Miguel del Valle, I met with Tereza who joined En Vía in 2015. She runs the town’s only comedor (like a… Continue reading Part II: Stories of Stoves and Storefronts: Reflecting on Project Tours’ impact with our borrowers

Oaxaca life

Stories of Stoves and Storefronts: Reflecting on Project Tours’ impact with our borrowers

By: Michelle Zhang Michelle is from Massachusetts and is currently on a gap year between high school and university. She volunteers as an impact assessment intern and tour guide with En Vía.  Once a year, En Vía offers a five day Project Tour that expands upon regular tours. Participants not only learn about microfinance by… Continue reading Stories of Stoves and Storefronts: Reflecting on Project Tours’ impact with our borrowers