Oaxaca life

Stories of Stoves and Storefronts: Reflecting on Project Tours’ impact with our borrowers

By: Michelle Zhang Michelle is from Massachusetts and is currently on a gap year between high school and university. She volunteers as an impact assessment intern and tour guide with En Vía.  Once a year, En Vía offers a five day Project Tour that expands upon regular tours. Participants not only learn about microfinance by… Continue reading Stories of Stoves and Storefronts: Reflecting on Project Tours’ impact with our borrowers

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business, Education, Oaxaca life

An Interview with Yanet: A closer look at the crowdfunding campaign and En Vía’s education program

By: Sophie Green Sophie is from Cambridge, Massachusetts and is a recent graduate of Bard College. She is currently serving as a communications intern for En Vía.  With just two weeks to go, we are well over our crowdfunding campaign goal of 11,000 USD, and we could not be more thrilled! This campaign is to… Continue reading An Interview with Yanet: A closer look at the crowdfunding campaign and En Vía’s education program

Teotitlan del Valle, Tour Alumni, Women Borrowers

In between memories and experiences…time flies when you are having fun!

In between planning, preparing and teaching business classes or translating on tours, volunteering for En Via for the last few months has certainly been a pleasant and very enriching experience. Little did I realise how quickly time has been flying by and that it’s already been a year since I first visited Mexico as a… Continue reading In between memories and experiences…time flies when you are having fun!

Oaxaca life

Meet Sisters Silvia and Marcelina!

Silvia and Marcelina may look familiar to some of you who have been on tours with us to Santo Domingo Tomaltepec. Or maybe you just remember the incredible meal they made for lunch - perhaps you tried chile de agua stuffed with vegetables, cheese, chicken and nuts with Jamaica water to drink? You can find Silvia… Continue reading Meet Sisters Silvia and Marcelina!

En Via Events, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle, Women Borrowers

Fundación En Vía on CNN!

Did you see us on CNN? A nonprofit organization in Mexico helps women in poverty by providing microloans. Fundación En Vía was recently shown on CNN (link here), the clip also showing one of the women in our program, Guadalupe Lazo Hernandez from Teotitlán del Valle. Guadalupe has 3 sons, and supports the family herself through her… Continue reading Fundación En Vía on CNN!