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Fundacion En Via

Avenida Juarez # 909 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Seeing true adversity overcome

This was an excellent opportunity to see strong women working hard to overcome their adversity. I'm... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Camarell A
via mobile
A wonderful opportunity to learn, to experience and contribute to life in rural Oaxaca

My husband and I traveled with EnVia to San Miguel del Valle and Teotitlan today to interact with... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
dabellsj
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En Via is a non-profit microfinance organization working to fight poverty around Oaxaca, and to educate travelers about the power of microfinance by connecting them with local women either through visits to their towns, or through our volunteer program teaching free English classes to women and children. On the visits, travelers meet women who are applying for micro-loans to start or expand their small businesses, from making tortillas to weaving beautiful rugs, to selling flowers in the local market. Participants hear about the women's lives and projects, and what they plan to do with their loans. At the end of the day, the profits from the tours fund En Via's micro-loan and education programs.
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Avenida Juarez # 909 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent opportunity to see strong women working hard to overcome their adversity. I'm glad my daughter came with me. It truly is inspiring. I liked that the tour wasn't entirely about shopping opportunities and we had time to speak with each woman.

Thank Camarell A
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

My husband and I traveled with EnVia to San Miguel del Valle and Teotitlan today to interact with the women who have received micro-grants from this foundation. The women were gracious and proud to display their skills and their workmanship. Everywhere we visited, including where...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We are so glad we took this tour recommended to us by other guests at the hotel we were staying. Thanks to En Via we were able to visit villages outside Oaxaca and get to know about the lives of villagers in a manner that...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My sister, her two kids(ages 11 and 14) and I went on a microfinance tour with En Via. It was a great opportunity to get a glimpse into what life in rural Mexico is like. We met several women business owners who told us about...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learning about how EnVia strive to help the locals in a responsible and sustainable way....and they're very good at it! The passion from the staff was there in abundance, the impact on the locals no less than inspiring. You can...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We were happy to be able to support the work of this foundation that has a very high success rate in its microfinance program for women entrepreneurs. The tour guides gave us a great overview of the project and took us to meet 5 different...More

Thank MeriSouth
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Visited 6 different small businesses and dialoged with these entrepreneurs. Learned about challenges of starting a small business in Mexico and how this amazing non-profit coaches them to achieve success, then provides micro-loans to finance growth. Your tour fee is used for the micro-loans. Success...More

Thank Timothy B
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We took the one day tour to two villages and met several of the En Via entrepreneurs. I was profoundly impressed with the determination and dignity of the women we met. Charming and beautiful- I feel honored to have experienced an authentic Mexico. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

For my husband and me, this EnVia tour “checked off all the boxes” in terms of providing an informative and fascinating introduction to two indigenous villages and a few of their hard-working women, a sampling of fabulous local cooking, crafts, and entrepreneurship, and a chance...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

En Via is a nonprofit organization providing 0% micro loans, business and English education to women entrepreneurs in 5 small villages. Educational, fascinating. Excellent guides and interpreters. Highly recommend the tour. Proud of what they do. Most of tour fees go to the women.

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Tamar S
15 May 2017|
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Response from Envia I | Property representative |
Yes! We are offering two special tours at the bginning of July. Our En Vía Project Tour: July 2nd – July 6th and our Project Tour mini: July 3rd and 4th. The Project Tour is a five-day tour that combines cultural... More
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lcdaum
26 September 2015|
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Response from barbgal | Reviewed this property |
The women speak in Spanish to an interpreter. (then interpreter puts it in English). I think if you asked, the interpreter would be happy to interpret what the Fundacion reps are saying.
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tony g
9 June 2015|
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Response from WorldTraveler1014 | Reviewed this property |
The Tour price is $750.00 pesos or $50.00 USD. You can book any time prior to your arrival. The tour departs from Instituto Cultural Oaxaca
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