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“Insightful and passionate tour - a must do in Oaxaca!”
Review of Fundacion En Via

Fundacion En Via
Ranked #2 of 56 Tours in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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 read as much as you want about the tour but I highly recommend joining to really appreciate it. You won't regret it.

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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 women who are pursuing different projects with their loans. The restaurateurs and craftswomen seemed very happy to talk to us about their work and their aspirations.The crafts they are creating with much work were beautiful - it's hard to believe and wonderful to see so much work is painstakingly being done by hand in 2018. The tour was a wonderful way to get a more personal understanding of the culture and economy of this region.

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 rate is off-the-charts! Unlike many vacation tours you'll remember this for a long time.

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 to be of practical help and hope for these struggling communities. The volunteers who accompanied us were wonderful – knowledgeable, culturally-sensitive, and delightful. It was definitely the highlight of our week in Oaxaca!

Thank DUPedersen
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