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Fundacion En Via

Avenida Juarez # 909 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 515 2424
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A wonderful tour with a great organization.

En Vía is a micro finance organization for women in Oaxaca state. The tour fees help underwrite the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David B
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Portland, Oregon
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#1 Thing to do in Oaxaca

Two friends separately recommended this tour as a way to engage in responsible tourism, explore... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nyasa H
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Brooklyn, New York
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

En Vía is a micro finance organization for women in Oaxaca state. The tour fees help underwrite the organization which provides business and English workshops and interest-free loans to female entrepreneurs. The tours take you to meet a number of different borrowers in their villages...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two friends separately recommended this tour as a way to engage in responsible tourism, explore some of the areas outside of Oaxaca City, interact with the local indigenous community. After a full day 9-4:30pm tour, I cannot agree more. This is a tour not to...More

Thank Nyasa H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our 6 hour tour of the artesians neighborhoods and to see where and how they do their work. We loved supporting such a worthy venture and in the process got some beautiful things that we will treasure forever.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is the best tour we have taken in Oaxaca, and we have been on some wonderful tours in our many years visiting here. The guides explained the workings of the project fully, which provides no-interest loans and business education to its borrowers and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in Mexican culture and crafts this tour is a must. We spent the day visiting wonderful homes and businesses operated by women in the area. We learned what a difference these micro-loans are making in the lives of these women and...More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a remarkable day with this organization visiting their borrowers. The docents are well trained and clearly committed to our understanding and experience. The highpoint, of course, were the women and their families. Gracious, gentle, forthcoming, and fiercely proud of their accomplishments. It was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re coming to Oaxaca, you MUST do this tour! Just by taking the tour, you are supporting En Via’s mission to provide interest-free micro-loans to women in a country where the “normal” Interest could start at 70% and go up from there! Oaxaca central...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last week 11 of us went on a tour of various small businesses that were the recipients of microfinance loans. We were various ages from preteen to seniors and we all loved it! Every business we visited was different and all the owners were women...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great day, visiting with women in their homes, learning about their lives, their businesses, their families. A wonderful way to learn about how people live in the villages, what they want from their lives, for their families, their children. I highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best day of our stay in Oaxaca. This tour takes you away from the tourist area into nearby villages and gives a glimpse into the lives of the more typical people of the state of Oaxaca. We visited the shops/workshops of five women participating...More

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Tamar S
15 May 2017|
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Response from Envia I | 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
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lcdaum
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.
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tony g
9 June 2015|
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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
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