Oaxaca life, Project Tour

Part II: 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. In San Miguel del Valle, I met with Tereza who joined En Vía in 2015. She runs the town’s only comedor (like a… Continue reading Part II: Stories of Stoves and Storefronts: Reflecting on Project Tours’ impact with our borrowers

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Artisan Crafts, Design, Desserts, En Via, En Via Events, Food, Mexico, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, Photography, Teotitlan del Valle

Water for Chocolate

by Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a 4th-year undergraduate student visiting Oaxaca from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she studies public and nonprofit management. She is delighted to get to write about Oaxaca and its wonderful traditions. On the second day of En Vía’s Feria de Artesanas Emprendedoras, Isabel Lazo Chávez brings the tools… Continue reading Water for Chocolate

Diaz Ordaz, Food, Women Borrowers

Meet Anabel, Cocinera Excepcional!

Díaz Ordaz is a small village of around 6200 people, located very near to San Miguel del Valle in the foothills close to Tlacolula. Although the village does not see much tourism, it is definitely a popular community visit on our En Via tours, and if you go, drop in to eat at Anabel’s Comedor… Continue reading Meet Anabel, Cocinera Excepcional!