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

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business, Education, Oaxaca life

An Interview with Yanet: A closer look at the crowdfunding campaign and En Vía’s education program

By: Sophie Green Sophie is from Cambridge, Massachusetts and is a recent graduate of Bard College. She is currently serving as a communications intern for En Vía.  With just two weeks to go, we are well over our crowdfunding campaign goal of 11,000 USD, and we could not be more thrilled! This campaign is to… Continue reading An Interview with Yanet: A closer look at the crowdfunding campaign and En Vía’s education program

Education, En Via Staff, Mexico, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life

A New Chapter for En Vía: An Interview with Mica and Viviana

By: Sophie Green Sophie is from Cambridge, Massachusetts and is a recent graduate of Bard College. She is currently serving as a communications intern for En Vía.  On Mica’s last full day of work, I got a chance to sit down with both her and Viviana to talk about their transitions in and out of… Continue reading A New Chapter for En Vía: An Interview with Mica and Viviana

Artisan Crafts, Design, Handbags, Oaxaca life, volunteering, weavers, Women Borrowers

“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to it’s original size”- Albert Einstein

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 “The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to it’s original size”- Albert Einstein

A front view photo of a colorful mural on one of the streets in Santo Domingo Tomaltepec. On it, a face, a bird, a cat, and a sign that says UNIDAD POPULAR.
Angélica, Bakery, Desserts, En Via, Mexico, Oaxaca, Oaxaca Ecotourism, Oaxaca life, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, Tour Alumni, volunteering

El Amor y El Viento

por Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Texas at Dallas, and she is studying public and nonprofit management. She interned with En Vía this summer, and she fell in love with Oaxaca! She hopes to come back soon to visit all the great people she met while in Mexico. After… Continue reading El Amor y El Viento