En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

The Power of “We” is Greater than the Power of “Me”

By Kirsten Leikem The En Vía community is a reflection of the larger community that exists in the towns we work in. After observing, listening, and conversing with the women of En Vía I realize that tour fees and loans are not the only virtuous ci...

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture

The Weekly Town Meeting: The Value of Solidarity and Community in Microfinance

By Kim Groves Each week, the women borrowers and staff who make up the En Via program, come together to mark and administer the progress and growth of the lending network. This weekly town meeting is an important time. The women come to make payme...