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Fundacion En Via

Avenida Juarez # 909 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 515 2424
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An educational, entertaining tour of six micro-loan borrowers. A non-profit doing good!

In 7 hours, our tour visited six woman in Oaxacan villages who had improved their lives and those... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ralph M
Vestal, New York
Inspiring Responsible Tourism

The EnVia tours are a way to get deeper into understanding the people, the culture, the customs... 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
Avenida Juarez # 909 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 515 2424

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Reviewed 4 days ago

In 7 hours, our tour visited six woman in Oaxacan villages who had improved their lives and those of their families as a result of interest-free micro-loans. The tour guides were fluent in English and did not sugar coat the problems or solutions. The cost...More

Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The EnVia tours are a way to get deeper into understanding the people, the culture, the customs, and the wonderful geography around Oaxaca. I've been twice and loved the tour both times. The women visited each have different small businesses. They are proud to share...More

Thank Jacki G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful day with En Via staff and volunteers on a tour to San Miguel and Teotitlan del Valle. We visited weavers, bread bakers and other women in both villages who had received loans from En Via. The tour was great, and the...More

Thank David-Mila
Reviewed 1 week ago

An afternoon with En Via was maybe the best thing I did in Oaxaca. Seeing business owners in their place of work and hearing their stories was an incredibly rich experience of Oaxaca living. It is inspiring to see a fundacion like En Via having...More

Thank alisonnjleonard
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 2nd time I've been on a tour with En Via. I would heartedly recommend this tour for everyone. It was so exciting to see the progress these women have made in their lives and businesses. It's always a pleasure to meet local...More

Thank christym907
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

En via is doing incredible work in Oaxaca . . . almost as good as the women you will meet on one of their tours! The tours to visit women weavers, from families that have carried the weaving tradition in their blood for more generations...More

Thank 1cabranegra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour take you into the small rural communities of Oaxaca and let's you get to know the local people who live there and experience a great cultural insight of the Zapotecan communities. Many local Zapotecan's are left at a disadvantage when it comes to...More

Thank Olivia P
Reviewed 10 December 2017

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 5 December 2017

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 24 November 2017 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.

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Questions & Answers
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