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...

En Via Events, Teotitlan del Valle, Women Borrowers

Enedina’s Story

by Kyra Siegel and Julia Turnbull Enedina Gonzalez Alavez has been working with En Vía since we began offering interest-free loans in Teotilán del Valle three years ago. Enedina, along with her mother and her daughter, have embraced the program an...

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Necessity Inspires Resourcefulness

Rugs made with natural dyes on display in Rafaela's cooperative Story and photos by Julia Turnbull Rafaela and her family are artisans in Teotitlán del Valle. They use natural dyes to color the lambs’ wool that they weave into tapetes (rugs), bags...

En Via Events, Oaxaca life

In the Market for a Chat

Story by Kim Groves and photos by Julia Turnbull The first conversation I had about setting up a table at Xochimilco’s organic market was a long one. Usually there is a considerable process for venders to get in, and even a queue. Alfredo, the mar...

En Via Events

Tuesday Meetings

Photos and story by Julia Turnbull As a volunteer, I am often telling people about our loan program – how the women become involved, the kinds of businesses they operate, and the ways in which the organization is growing. After describing the micr...