Shannon O'Donnell writes about her experiences meeting En Vía micro-loan borrowers while volunteering as a photographer.
Words by Newell Searle. Photos by Lene Braeutigam. The day had just begun and in the shady courtyard two dozen women were preparing for the second Women Entrepreneurs Trade Fair at the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca. The feria was organized by Fundación En Vía, a Oaxacan non-profit housed at the Instituto. Through the organization’s micro-lending program,… Continue reading La feria at Fundación En Vía
Words by Marianna De Liseo. Photos by MDL, Zoe Kasperzyk, and Lene Braeutigam. Never a dull moment goes by in the En Vía office. That’s what really occurs to me when I stop to think about some of the activities we call our daily routine. “Client meeting” means an uproarious visit from Norma and her mother-in-law… Continue reading Keeping Up With The Pace
Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Yanking a thin plastic poncho over my head, I slide the door open to the Fundacion En Via van and hurdle to the ground. Upon landing, my feet are engulfed in a stream of rainwater as it sloshes over my sandals during a seasonal race along the gutter. Our… Continue reading In focus: Santo Domingo Tomaltepec
Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland A late afternoon wind breathes over mountain peaks as our van of tour participants slows to a stop in front of a bakery in Santo Domingo Tomaltepec – a small community of roughly 2,800 people that sits 10km east of the city of Oaxaca. A woman dressed in navy… Continue reading Featured En Vía Borrower: Angélica