business, Education, Entrepreneur profiles, Santa María Guelacé, Workshops

Dreams and challenges: América’s story

by Sylvia Hines, Communications Intern I met América Antonio José amongst the succulents, roses and many other plants in the beautiful garden centre that she has created in the yard in front of her house.  Almost the first thing she said to me (after the warmest of greetings) was that for her En Vía has… Continue reading Dreams and challenges: América’s story

Education, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Volunteering, Workshops

Launching our ‘Knowledge is Power’ education campaign

This 17 of December we’ve launched our campaign to raise $11k to support our new education program.  Providing high quality and inclusive education is a fundamental part of our model of empowerment and over the past two years we have piloted and developed our curriculum and now have consolidated a high quality, engaging program. This… Continue reading Launching our ‘Knowledge is Power’ education campaign

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

Artisan Crafts, business, innovation, Volunteering, weaving, Workshops

Hungry for new ideas: innovating bag design with En Vía

By Jen Stillwell As I sit here on this flight from Mexico City back to Los Angeles, I feel as though I am finally able to start gathering my thoughts on my time in Oaxaca, and the program that Fundación En Vía and I designed and implemented. My overall feeling is gratitude. My takeaway can… Continue reading Hungry for new ideas: innovating bag design with En Vía

Education, En Via, Health & Nutrition, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, Workshops

Into Oaxaca & Out of Myself

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