Fundación En Vía
Fundación En Vía (link) is a non-profit microfinance organization working to fight poverty around Oaxaca and to educate travelers from around the world about the power of microfinance.
We run tours to Teotitlan del Valle, a town about half an hour outside of Oaxaca, where participants get to connect with local women and experience a very special glimpse into life in Oaxaca. They also get to see first-hand how microfinance works, and put their money to work in a way that has a real impact on the community.
Participants meet women who are applying for our loans, and learn about the women’s lives and businesses – which could be anything from weaving beautiful rugs to raising chickens, making tortillas, or selling flowers in the local market.
At the end of the day, we use 100% of our tour fees to provide interest-free micro-loans to our borrowers, and once the loan is paid back, to support the rest of our work in the community.
When: Every Thursday (1-7) and Saturday (9-4)
Tour cost: $655 MXN or $50 US
*Cost includes lunch, and 100% of the tour fee is used as an interest-free micro-loan.
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Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00– 18:00 Hours, Saturday:9:00– 13:00 Hours
52 (951) 515-3404
52 (951) 515-1323
International Dialing Codes
From U.S. (011) and from Europe (00)