En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

The Power of “We” is Greater than the Power of “Me”

By Kirsten Leikem The En Vía community is a reflection of the larger community that exists in the towns we work in. After observing, listening, and conversing with the women of En Vía I realize that tour fees and loans are not the only virtuous ci...

Festivals, Teotitlan del Valle, Women Borrowers

Happy Mother’s Day! Recognising the ways that Mothers Invest for the Future.

The great majority of the women that En Via works with are mothers. Today we wish to recognise the ways in which as mothers and businesswomen, women are working hard to provide for their children and families. Ameli and her son Axel, in Diaz Ordaz...

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Un Sueño Realizado: A Dream Come True

By Susan Bean Aycock • Photos by Kim Groves Dreams come in all sizes. In the newest coffee shop in Teotitán del Valle, the space may be small but the dreams behind it are huge. “I always dreamed of having a café,” says Teresa Lopez Montaño, 31, wh...