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, Oaxaca, 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

business, Community initiatives, culture, Indigenous Culture, Microfinance, Oaxaca life, Responsible Tourism, San Miguel Del Valle, volunteering, weavers

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

En Via, En Via Staff, Entrepreneur profiles, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, volunteering

Women are INSPIRING

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