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Fundacion En Via

Avenida Juarez # 909 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 515 2424
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Loved this and Loved all the textiles I bought

I love this so much and the textiles I bought I've enjoyed in my home for the last three years. On... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kristina A
Brooklyn, New York
Excellent experience

I have to agree that this was the highlight of my trip. It’s amazing what people can do with such a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+52 951 515 2424

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love this so much and the textiles I bought I've enjoyed in my home for the last three years. On the tour, I was able to purchase directly from the artist crafting the textile, a beautiful small rug. It is our kitchen sink rug...More

Thank Kristina A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to agree that this was the highlight of my trip. It’s amazing what people can do with such a small amount of money. Most gratifying to see women working for themselves and what a change a little money can make in their lives....More

Thank kfspruce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a highlight of my trip to Oaxaca. The organization does wonderful work and I was very happy to be supporting it with the cost of the tour.

Thank missafricana
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We spent a magical day visiting the homes of several of the borrowers. I was impressed with the staff and volunteers of envia, all of them passionate and supportive of the communities to whom they make small loans. It was obvious that the loans, of...More

1  Thank Julia Kim K
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This was a really well organised tour - starting with a delicious lunch cooked by one of the women who has received a zero-interest loan. We met five women in total - and were able to hear about their businesses and how the loans had...More

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We went on their tour to visit women who have received microloans to start (or expand) a small business. Learned so much, met wonderfully resilient business owners and had a great time visiting with the other folks taking the tour. The guides were awesome, too....More

Thank dcb1810
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were recommended the tour by a volunteer from the US who has lived in Oaxaca for 15 years. Although tours abound and we are generally not "tour people" we thought we would take the plunge--we were not disappointed. The tour is run by a...More

1  Thank Reuben G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We read so much now about tourism destroying communities. When you take an En Via tour, you are actually helping the women in villages outside the city of Oaxaca to build better lives for themselves. Through an interpreter, you get to interact with these entrepreneurs...More

Thank Grandpa117
Reviewed 1 October 2017

What an excellent and commendable organisation. Compared to other tours we did during our time in Mexico, this was a far more insightful and humbling experience. We met 5 women from weavers to shop owners to tortilla makers, and were able to ask them questions...More

Thank emy0li
Reviewed 26 September 2017

My husband and I just returned from two weeks in Oaxaca. During that time we took two all day tours with En Via. En Via provides micro loans and educational opportunities to support women who have their own businesses. We visited women artisans as well...More

1  Thank Maryellen_11
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Tamar S
15 May 2017|
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Response from FundacionEnVia | 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
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.
tony g
9 June 2015|
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