En Via, Oaxaca life, volunteering

Nos vemos, Oaxaca

Today is my last tour serving as a guide for En Vía, and I am sad to leave. When I came to Oaxaca for the first time in November 2013, after I had retired from my role as an art therapist for women and children in Vermont for many years, I was interested in responsible… Continue reading Nos vemos, Oaxaca

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Cultural Exchange/Potential and Change: Responsible Tourism with En Vía

One of my favorite aspects of volunteering for En Vía is my role as a tour guide. Twice-weekly, I head out of Oaxaca city with a group of eager travelers, ready to meet the borrowers, get to know the communities, and learn about microfinance for development. The tours form a vital part of our program,… Continue reading Cultural Exchange/Potential and Change: Responsible Tourism with En Vía

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Help us Transport the Idea! A Van for En Vía.

Two of our borrowers attending one of our business classes. When En Vía first started out, we had a powerful idea and not much else. Carlos, En Vía’s founder and director, would take a few interested visitors out in his own car to meet with women entrepreneurs in order to share with them the micro-credit/responsible… Continue reading Help us Transport the Idea! A Van for En Vía.