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

business, En Via Staff, Responsible Tourism, Volunteering

Could you be a Translator Guide?

We’re looking for volunteer Translator Guides - one of the most important jobs in En Vía!  The Translator Guides are the link between the visitors who come on our tours and the female entrepreneurs we work with.  They’re responsible for making sure the women are comfortable with this group of strangers in their home and… Continue reading Could you be a Translator Guide?

Education, English Classes, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Teotitlan del Valle, Volunteering

‘A delight!’ Teaching English with En Via

by Sylvia Hines, Communications Intern The blue is startling.  The sky is the purest, brightest blue and so is the municipal building of the community of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, where En Vía is holding its English classes.  At one end of the corridor Daniel is trying to guess what a drawing represents (is that really… Continue reading ‘A delight!’ Teaching English with En Via