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Fundacion En Via

#1 of 38 Tours in Oaxaca
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Address: Avenida Juarez # 909 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 951 515 2424
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

En Via is a non-profit microfinance organization working to fight poverty...

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, 100% of the fee is then used to give interest-free micro-loans to the women we visited.

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Tour of villages with crafts and people who have received micro loans.

My wife and I spent the afternoon touring villages and visiting village entrepreneurs and artisans who have received micro loans from En Via. Terrific experience. It's inspiring... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 among the En Via volunteers and their grantees.

Thank judyeg
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent the afternoon touring villages and visiting village entrepreneurs and artisans who have received micro loans from En Via. Terrific experience. It's inspiring to see people making a difference in their lives with these small loans. You also get a nice lunch and an opportunity to appreciate and buy some wonderful carpets and other crafts. This... More 

Thank millmott
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Mika and Mariana, who provided information on this organization's wonderful works with local women. Totally recommended.

Thank Bailaencuba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was definitely one of the highlights during our trip to Oaxaca. The two volunteers were capable, knowledgeable and friendly. Joan provided a clear account of the history and goals of the Foundation and Sarah was our very respectful translator during the visits to six of the "borrowers" and their families. The van driver, Norman, a safe, experienced and... More 

Thank graymonk
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This guided trip took a van full of visitors to Oaxaca to a very poor village with dirt roads. It is here that women are given small loans to start businesses. The women propose their business ideas to receive loans. We visited and had lunch at a local restaurant started in the program as well as an En Via loan... More 

Thank Jude490
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My tour with EnVia was the highlight of my trip to Oaxaca! It was the perfect antidote to all the craziness in the world I had been feeling since the 45th election/administration. The respectful concern for the well being of others was evident. I was impressed by the humor and cultural sensitivity of the guides, the mission of the program... More 

Thank MorriganfromOregon
Pleasant Valley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this tour. The tour guides were exceptional, the loan recipients gave wonderful presentations, and it all goes to a great cause. It was an easy way to view "real life" in the towns and homes of real people.

Thank Lilylulu27
El Cerrito, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent over six hours going to various woman-owned businesses in villages outside Oaxaca. The women have all received micro-loans from En Via, which have allowed them to lift their families out of poverty!!! Very moving experience! 850 peso tour fee $40.50 usd) includes transport in comfy van, lunch, expert translators..........most of the fee becomes funds for new no interest... More 

Thank Aviano
Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took an afternoon tour with En Via which started at 1:00 pm and got us back to Oaxaca City just before 7:00. This is conscious tourism at its very best. For a mere 200 pesos per person, we got to travel by Van to outlying villages to see the profound effect that micro finance loans can have on women's... More 

Thank Janis H
Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

A full day tour of several villages close to the city of Oaxaca is a great way to get a feel of life in Oaxaca. Fundacion En Via not only provides a great tour, but with your purchase of a ticket, is giving families employment and security through their micro-finance organization. For each full-day tour, there are always two engligh-speaking... More 

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