En Via Events, Teotitlan del Valle

The Macro-impact of Micro-finance

Story and photos by Julia Turnbull On the T in Boston in May, I told someone about my plans to spend the summer in Oaxaca with Fundación En Vía, helping them with their interest-free microfinance program. Interest-free microfinance? My travel comp...

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En Via Events, Teotitlan del Valle, Women Borrowers

The Three Sisters

Story and photos by Julia Turnbull The Lázaro Bautista sisters, Lucila, Josefina, and Silvia, have been working with En Vía since the organization began offering interest free microloans in Teotitlán del Valle. They are all part of the same borrow...

En Via Events, Teotitlan del Valle

English Classes in Teotitlán: How Friendly Students Find Us

Story by Chris McCoy and photo by Kim Groves The other day I was waiting for a bus, when I heard a man behind me say in English, “Excuse me, what time is it?” I looked at my watch and even though he asked me in English, for some reason I tried to ...

En Via Events, Teotitlan del Valle

Teaching English with En Via

Story by Andy Healy and Photos by Kim Groves and Julia Turnbull How I got into teaching English with En Vía was really straightforward. Living in Oaxaca, I wanted to do something useful. I searched Google for “voluntary work in Oaxaca” and here I ...

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture

What does an interest-free microloan mean to a borrower and her community?

Story and photos by Julia Turnbull The town of Diaz Ordaz is located several kilometers east of Teotitlán del Valle, in the Tlacolula district. It is near the infamous Sunday Tlacolula market and within the sights of the Fortaleza of Yagul (the fo...