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!
The Zocalo (the town square) is a fantastic place to visit any day of the week. Enclaved by cafes, restaurants and ice creameries the square itself is where the action takes place. People perched on flower beds, shoe shiners scattered around, teenagers hanging out, couples kissing up a storm, protesters broadcasting, artisanal market stalls, young… Continue reading Miércoles de Danzón
Education is an important component of the En Via package. As well as receiving no interest loans, participants have the opportunity to attend workshops on a variety of topics related to small business management and personal development. Previous workshops have included: financial management, marketing design and strategy, computer classes and English courses. The approach of… Continue reading Women’s workshops: Making goals happen
Last Friday evening we had a fabulous time sharing the photography of volunteer, Annemieke Buursink, with friends and supporters in Café Brújula. There were visitors who had joined us on En Vía tours, students from the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, interested locals, lovers of photography, as well as curious coffee drinkers checking out the space. We… Continue reading Pictures worth a Thousand Words
As I come to the end of my time as the program manager for Fundación En Vía I am left with personal connections to our borrowers that I will never forget and invaluable experiences that will shape who I am and what I do from here on out. Getting to know the women in our… Continue reading Some final thoughts …