This 17 of December we’ve launched our campaign to raise $11k to support our new education program. Providing high quality and inclusive education is a fundamental part of our model of empowerment and over the past two years we have piloted and developed our curriculum and now have consolidated a high quality, engaging program. This… Continue reading Launching our ‘Knowledge is Power’ education campaign
Words by Stephanie Castellano. The travelers on En Vía’s microfinance tours ask a lot of questions. Don’t worry – we encourage that! The tours are meant to be an educational experience, showing travelers how En Vía supports local women to become entrepreneurs, able to support their families and contribute to their communities. At En Vía,… Continue reading Why do we lend to women?
Words and photos by Stephanie Castellano. The afternoon heat had settled heavily over the sleepy little town of Santa María Guelacé, located just outside the city of Oaxaca. Except for the dogs lolling in scraps of shade, the dusty streets were deserted. But inside one vividly green building on the town’s main street, there was… Continue reading Getting Online in Santa María Guelacé
Words by Nicola Coakley. Photos by Eugenia Ricardez, Anne-Mieke Buursink, and Katrina Perry. At the end of last year, we celebrated En Vía’s 5th birthday. As we head into the new year, and the organization's 6th year, we are excited to have the opportunity to reflect on En Vía’s growth and development and to look… Continue reading Planning, participation & potential: Measuring the Impact of En Vía’s Programs
Words and photographs by Andrea Rodrigues How did you hear about the En Vía volunteer program? I had been reading about microfinance and liked the concept of providing opportunities and empowering woman through addressing the issue of access to affordable credit. I wanted to do some volunteer work with microfinance and started researching organizations, which… Continue reading In focus: Fundación En Vía Volunteer Andrea Rodrigues