business, En Via, Indigenous Culture, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life

En Vía in times of COVID-19

Usually on this blog we bring you stories of joy and positivity, of women who found empowerment and a brighter future. We love to tell you about motivation, inspiration and the power of seemingly small actions being able to influence a whole community’s wellbeing. But in these trying times, where nearly everybody in the world… Continue reading En Vía in times of COVID-19

Entrepreneur profiles, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle, weaving

Luvia’s Hands

The Hands of Luvia is an intimate photographic project, following Luvia, a Zapotec woman from Teotitlán del Valle over two months at her home. The project documents the creative process in her craft of weaving. Supported by En Vía, this project explores the idea of her primary creative tools - the hands. The hands are… Continue reading Luvia’s Hands

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

En Via Staff, Indigenous Culture, Responsible Tourism

Zapotec within Fundación En Vía

By Andrea Barriga. Andrea spent 7 months as En Vía's Communications and Responsible Tourism Intern. During this time, she also worked with the Microfinance Program and the Education Program, getting insight into the whole organization.  In honor of the International Year of Indigenous Languages as declared by the United Nations, we are dedicating a social… Continue reading Zapotec within Fundación En Vía

Artisan Crafts, Education, Entrepreneur profiles, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle, weaving, Workshops

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