Sharing Remedies: Women Supporting Women

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Virginia, known as Vicki, is a very special woman whom we have had the privilege of getting to know within our program. She lives in a small town in Oaxaca called Barrio Bajo Etla. Vicki is an architect by trade but uses her En Vía micro-loans to invest in her herbal remedy business. Using natural ingredients from the family’s organic garden, she produces soap and herbal balms. She sells her goods at a local market and clients come to her house. Vicki also buys ropa típica, traditional clothing, which she sells in her town. She can often be spotted in Oaxaca city wearing lovely embroidered blouses.

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10 Foods you must taste when visiting Oaxaca to Learn Spanish!

10 Foods you must taste when visiting Oaxaca!

As you know Oaxaca is famous for its gastronomy, but what you must eat when coming to Oaxaca? Here are 10 Foods you must taste when visiting Oaxaca to Learn Spanish?

1.  Mole Negro

Mole Negro

2. Tlayudas


3. Chocolate



4. Tamales (De Mole, Chepil o Frijol)

Tamales de Mole

Tamales de Mole

5. Memelas

6. Chapulines (Grasshoppers)



7. Tejate

8. Salsa de Queso

9. Chiles Rellenos (De Agua o Pasilla)

10. Empanadas de Amarillo


For More information about the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, Spanish Classes or Cooking Classes please visit


Help us Transport the Idea! A Van for En Vía.

Great Campaign Let’s make it happen for A Van to Empower Women!

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Two of our borrowers attending one of our business classes.

When En Vía first started out, we had a powerful idea and not much else. Carlos, En Vía’s founder and director, would take a few interested visitors out in his own car to meet with women entrepreneurs in order to share with them the micro-credit/responsible tourism model that we were trying to set up. Those first “tour fees” became loans that our very first groups of borrowers used to develop their own small businesses. Once the loans were paid back, they were given out again to more women, and so the program began to take shape and momentum.

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