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Fundacion En Via

Avenida Juarez # 909 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Authentic experience in the charming pueblos surrounding Oaxaca

I went on two tours with Envia over my time living in Oaxaca. I learned a lot about the women and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
davedestep
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New York City, New York
Great experience!

I was impressed by the diversity of work Fundación EnVía does in the villages around Oaxaca. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
elmileila
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Rostock, Germany
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went on two tours with Envia over my time living in Oaxaca. I learned a lot about the women and the sustainable tourism/microfinance/ and education model adopted by Envia. There is not much of a better way to have an authentic experience in the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was impressed by the diversity of work Fundación EnVía does in the villages around Oaxaca. It was great to meet the woman in person, see how they live and how they work. It gave me a deeper understanding of the Mexican culture, Mexican way...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was really cool to see how En Via is impacting local communities and empowering women to support their families. If you’re interested in Oaxaca it’s most likely because of the culture, and this tour lets you experience true Oaxacan culture away from the tourist-y...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a day tour to villages that are helping women make a difference in their lives. From being a restaurant owner, weavers and tamale makers. They’re guided with education and the fundamentals of business skills. The women have expressed was great for their successes....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Undoubtedly one of the best tours we did during our stay in Oaxaca! A truly insightful incursion into the local customs and culture; the tour provides a deeper understanding of the social tissue of Oaxaca and an appreciation for the craft of its beautiful people....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the En Vía tour on our first day in Oaxaca and had an amazing time. It’s a great experience to visit the women in their local communities and learn about their customs and culture. The guides provide you with extensive and detailed background...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent opportunity to see strong women working hard to overcome their adversity. I'm glad my daughter came with me. It truly is inspiring. I liked that the tour wasn't entirely about shopping opportunities and we had time to speak with each woman.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

My husband and I traveled with EnVia to San Miguel del Valle and Teotitlan today to interact with the women who have received micro-grants from this foundation. The women were gracious and proud to display their skills and their workmanship. Everywhere we visited, including where...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We are so glad we took this tour recommended to us by other guests at the hotel we were staying. Thanks to En Via we were able to visit villages outside Oaxaca and get to know about the lives of villagers in a manner that...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

My sister, her two kids(ages 11 and 14) and I went on a microfinance tour with En Via. It was a great opportunity to get a glimpse into what life in rural Mexico is like. We met several women business owners who told us about...More

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Tamar S
May 15, 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
September 26, 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
June 9, 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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