Sunday, April 19, 2015
En Via, Microfinancing Women in Oaxaca
En Via raises its money for loans by doing tours in Teotitlan, where a small group of people visit the businesses of women who have received micro loans from En Via. The women talk about their business and what the loans have allowed them to accomplish in their lives. As the visitor, you get the opportunity to walk into people's businesses and in some cases their homes and learn what it is like to start and run a business in rural Mexico. You can ask questions about many things that would be on the edge of indelicate to outright inappropriate to ask a business owner, and so you can really immerse yourself in the country for a day. This is the second time I have taken this tour, and if anything it was better the second time than the first And I bought a rug directly from the weaver, in her house.