Community initiatives, food

Our Growing Strong campaign: going strong!

We’ve reached the best part of the Growing Strong campaign - delivering the produce that donors have so generously funded!  So far we've delivered chickens to three communities and it was wonderful to see the excitement of the women as they received their cute little chicks… We’ve been hugely helped in the project by José… Continue reading Our Growing Strong campaign: going strong!

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, Community initiatives, Indigenous Culture, Microfinance, Oaxaca life, Responsible Tourism, San Miguel del Valle, Volunteering, weaving

Joan’s Story- Reflections from an En Vía Guide

What a privilege it is to be an En Vía Guide!  I have been visiting Oaxaca for more than fifteen years and about five years ago, a friend told me about En Vía and her experience as a guide.  I knew immediately I wanted to become a guide; for me, it was a way to… Continue reading Joan’s Story- Reflections from an En Vía Guide

Community initiatives, English Classes, Oaxaca life, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Teotitlan del Valle, Volunteering

A Story of Collaboration, Hope and Faith

By Carlos Topete, Co-founder and Executive Director of Fundación En Vía In 2007, two amigos, Ron Mader editor of planeta.com (https://planeta.com/oaxaca-amigos-2008/) and Gerhard Buttner, ran a workshop of English Classes for Community Guides and Rural Artisans, which was enough to inspire Fundación En Vía to create our own English Classes Program. Like Ron and Gerhard,… Continue reading A Story of Collaboration, Hope and Faith

Community initiatives, Entrepreneur profiles, Indigenous Culture, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, Volunteering

Una Casa con Cariño

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 misses Oaxaca, and she hopes she can return to see her many beloved friends in this beautiful city! It was a Wednesday in mid-July. I sipped orange-flavored Del Valle and asked… Continue reading Una Casa con Cariño