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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Angélica, Community initiatives, Education, En Via, Mexico, Microfinance, Monitoring & Evaluation, Oaxaca, Oaxaca Ecotourism, Oaxaca life, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, volunteering

Una Casa con Cariño

por Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Texas at Dallas, and she is studying public and nonprofit management. She misses Oaxaca, and she hopes she can return to see her many beloved friends in this beautiful city! It was a Wednesday in mid-July. I sipped orange-flavored Del Valle and asked… Continue reading Una Casa con Cariño

The church of Santo Domingo Tomaltepec on a clear, sunny day in front of a blue sky
Angélica, Bakery, Desserts, Education, En Via, Food, Mexico, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, volunteering

Sueños de Pastel

por Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Texas at Dallas, and she is studying public and nonprofit management. She does not want to leave Oaxaca but feels grateful to have met everyone that she did. When she was a child, Angélica Martínez Pérez would play in the dirt and “bake”… Continue reading Sueños de Pastel

Artisan Crafts, Design, En Via, En Via Events, Fair trade, Festivals, Food, Indigenous Culture, Markets, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, San Miguel Del Valle, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, Teotitlan del Valle, Women Borrowers

La feria at Fundación En Vía

Words by Newell Searle. Photos by Lene Braeutigam. The day had just begun and in the shady courtyard two dozen women were preparing for the second Women Entrepreneurs Trade Fair at the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca. The feria was organized by Fundación En Vía, a Oaxacan non-profit housed at the Instituto. Through the organization’s micro-lending program,… Continue reading La feria at Fundación En Vía

Food, Oaxaca life

Elotes & Esquites

Oaxaca has some fantastic street food, and most people living here have a favourite meal and or snack, and street cart from which to buy it. Street food vendors all have their own designated area – important so there are no disputes, and doubly important so you can easily find your preferred vendor. Elotes (e-lot-tays)… Continue reading Elotes & Esquites