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Fundacion En Via

Avenida Juarez # 909 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 515 2424
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Amazing intellectual tour of the local community and businesses

This is an amazing peek inside communities that surround Oaxaca Mexico. The organization has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Francisco, CA
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Best tour EVER! Learn about real Oaxacan life

I am normally not a fan of organized tours but everyone needs to do this one! This amazing... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
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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 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing peek inside communities that surround Oaxaca Mexico. The organization has discovered and implemented a new micro financing model in order to help support impoverished women and their relevance families and communities. This is a must see activity.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I am normally not a fan of organized tours but everyone needs to do this one! This amazing organization provides micro loans to women and ensures their success. We visited with 6 women with a wide variety of businesses. We had an amazing lunch at...More

1  Thank ChulaJAR
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The most amazing day speaking to such inspirational people in communities. Would recommend to anyone for a heart-warming experience. You get to see the incredible impact the micro finance loans make to local people, this money is taken from ticket price and the vast majority...More

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was the third En Via tour I have taken and they have all been excellent. You get to meet local women and hear about their income-producing projects. Meanwhile the cost of your tour enables En Via to give the loans. I can't recommend this...More

Thank DevonLindsay
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The tour was excellent. Knowledgeable tour guides, interesting visits to several towns and meeting with the people the program is helping. Tour length was good, takes most of the day. It is not strenuous so people with mobility issues could probably be accommodated quite easily....More

Thank lb_man1
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The most interesting tour and rewarding thing I did in Mexico! Microcredit as a tool to fight poverty! The EN VIA FUNDATION based in Oaxaca, helps indigenous women realize their small business ventures! The loan funding comes from the tours themselves;( the money one pays...More

1  Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Funcacion EnVia's tour has a double purpose: it raises money for the foundation and also shows tourists the difference the foundation makes in the lives of the recipients. Part of every tour ticket goes directly into the fund, which gives small loans to women who...More

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My girlfriend and I joined the tour on our second day in Oaxaca. I found both Susan and Mariana (plus Nancy and Tanja) to be very knowledgeable and passionate about the En Via project. I also enjoyed the information given by Susan and the translation...More

1  Thank ccKanas
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A highlight to our recent trip to Oaxaca, the En Via tour provided an insight into the lives of women living in the villages outside of Oaxaca. Our 850 pesos covered our day which was spent meeting 5 women enterprenurs & artisans and learning about...More

1  Thank travelbugdj
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Kudos to En Via for its efforts to encourage women's entrepreneurship and enable them to succeed. Amazing what a $75 starter loan can do. Our trip to the villages and meeting with the women was fun and informative. We loved the interaction and mutual respect...More

Thank judyeg
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Tamar S
Hi - do you have any special tours this summer?
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
Are any tours given in Spanish?
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
How much is the tour and how can it be book before arriving in Oaxaca? Where are the pick up locations?
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