Oaxaca life, Women Borrowers

Lending to Women: An En Vía FAQ

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 is applying the concept of microfinance here in Oaxaca, and supporting local women in their endeavors to become successful… Continue reading Lending to Women: An En Vía FAQ

Community initiatives, Computer classes, Education, En Via, Fair trade, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Santa María Guelacé, volunteering, Women Borrowers, Workshops

Getting Online in Santa María Guelacé

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

Community initiatives, Education, En Via, Impact Assessment, Microfinance, Monitoring & Evaluation, San Miguel Del Valle, Teotitlan del Valle, Women Borrowers

Planning, participation & potential: Measuring the Impact of En Vía’s Programs

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

Oaxaca life

In focus: Fundación En Vía Volunteer Andrea Rodrigues

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

Oaxaca life

A Typically Atypical Day With Fundación En Vía

Words and photographs by Nicola Coakley I found Fundación En Vía after graduating from university last year. My studies were focused on economics and global politics, and I was looking for an opportunity to learn more about the world of microfinance and NGOs. After endless amounts of internet research, I kept coming back to En… Continue reading A Typically Atypical Day With Fundación En Vía