Oaxaca life

In focus: Fundación En Vía Volunteer Andrea Rodrigues

Words and photographs by Andrea Rodrigues How did you hear about the En Vía volunteer program? I had been reading about microfinance and liked the concept of providing opportunities and empowering woman through addressing the issue of access to affordable credit. I wanted to do some volunteer work with microfinance and started researching organizations, which… Continue reading In focus: Fundación En Vía Volunteer Andrea Rodrigues

Oaxaca life

A Typically Atypical Day With Fundación En Vía

Words and photographs by Nicola Coakley I found Fundación En Vía after graduating from university last year. My studies were focused on economics and global politics, and I was looking for an opportunity to learn more about the world of microfinance and NGOs. After endless amounts of internet research, I kept coming back to En… Continue reading A Typically Atypical Day With Fundación En Vía

En Via

Volunteer Work Leads to a Soulful Home in Oaxaca, Mexico

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” – Pascal Mercier Trumpet music wraps around me as I am swept into a… Continue reading Volunteer Work Leads to a Soulful Home in Oaxaca, Mexico

Women Borrowers

Featured En Vía Borrowers: Silvia and Marcelina

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Folded hands rest on an oilcloth-covered table as a bouquet of chopped cilantro, onion and fresh tortillas fill our collective sniffers. Our Fundación En Vía tour group anxiously awaits the upcoming delicacies in Comedor Sn. Antonio – a restaurant and taqueria that sits just across from the market in… Continue reading Featured En Vía Borrowers: Silvia and Marcelina

Women Borrowers

Featured En Vía Borrower: Eulalia

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland As human beings, we experience seemingly simple moments that sometimes resonate so deeply in us that there is no choice but to acknowledge the impending change that is to come as a result. My first visit to Oaxaca was a weeklong foray tacked onto a business trip in Mexico… Continue reading Featured En Vía Borrower: Eulalia