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
by Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a 4th-year undergraduate student visiting Oaxaca from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she studies public and nonprofit management. She is delighted to get to write about Oaxaca and its wonderful traditions. On the second day of En Vía’s Feria de Artesanas Emprendedoras, Isabel Lazo Chávez brings the tools… Continue reading Water for Chocolate
By: Nali E. Asamoah Coming to Oaxaca, MX I didn’t really know what to expect or what I would really take away from the experience. I am a first generation college student and this was my first time out of the country since coming to America. My family is from Ghana and I was born and… Continue reading Into Oaxaca & Out of Myself
Today is my last tour serving as a guide for En Vía, and I am sad to leave. When I came to Oaxaca for the first time in November 2013, after I had retired from my role as an art therapist for women and children in Vermont for many years, I was interested in responsible… Continue reading Nos vemos, Oaxaca
Words and photos by Eda Tajuddin. It’s crazy how quickly and how drastically your perspective can change. Quitting my job in London and moving to Mexico to volunteer was terrifying even though I was lucky enough to have the financial and moral support I needed. Still, when you’re in a bubble obsessed with job security,… Continue reading The Value of VolFUNteering.