Words by Newell Searle. Photos by Lene Braeutigam. The day had just begun and in the shady courtyard two dozen women were preparing for the second Women Entrepreneurs Trade Fair at the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca. The feria was organized by Fundación En Vía, a Oaxacan non-profit housed at the Instituto. Through the organization’s micro-lending program,… Continue reading La feria at 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
The Corazon de Luz (meaning heart of light) fundraising campaign has now been live for 2 weeks! As you might remember, our volunteer Jodi and others want to provide families living in small communities surrounding Oaxaca their FIRST EVER family photos. The project team have been humbled by people's generosity and interest! Thank you so so much… Continue reading Update: Corazon de Luz
Check out this really cool project our amazing volunteer Jodi is doing. She wants to take, print and give family photos to En Via families who currently don’t have family photos - and a means to keep their precious memories this way. Help fund this project to provide family photos for free. The Idea Jodi… Continue reading Corazon de Luz!
By Kim Groves. The year 2012 was a wonderful year of growth and success for the women of En Vía. Many have seen real changes for the better in their businesses and positive effects on their families. Elodia, from the town of Tlacochahuaya, is prou...