En Via Events, Women Borrowers

Heroines of Independence: En Via in Abasolo

I will never forget the first time I met the women of San Sebastian Abasolo, Oaxaca, Mexico. There was a busy hum coming from the backyard as we passed by some low built homes. They were waiting for us there, 15 women, sitting in plastic chairs in...

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...

En Via Events, Teotitlan del Valle

2012: Brings New Loans

By Julia Turnbull; Photos by Jim Ryce On Saturday, three borrowers received their first group of tourists in Teotitlán del Valle. Juana, Rosalia, and Josefa learned about En Vía from relatives who have successfully built up their businesses with i...

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture

A Love Story

I had never heard the term “microfinance” three years ago. Throughout my life, I’d put a lot of energy into avoiding numbers, and I had done pretty well. I majored in English, worked as a paralegal drafting and editing court documents, and success...

En Via Events

Discovering En Via (in Translation)!

By Tannia Carroz *With our international group of volunteers as well as tourists who experience En Via, we wanted to take this opportunity to share what we do, but in French! Tania Carroz, a volunteer from Switzerland with a Swiss father and Mexic...