Our message is simple: by choosing to walk Cana, you’ll take us one step closer to ending poverty by improving economic and educational opportunities in the Dominican Republic.
Cana Shoes is an innovative new footwear company backed by an important cause: to create and instil a sustainable economic solution for women and youth in the rural batey communities of the Dominican Republic.
The sugar cane industry relies on a profitable harvest for workers to earn a living – but unfortunately, it can never be guaranteed from one season to the next.
By using the same natural resources found in sugar cane, Cana Shoes provides a sustainable source of livelihood for people in these communities. We train individuals to make our shoes by hand, and in turn, they receive a source of income not tied to the harvest.
In addition to creating new jobs, half the proceeds of our sales go toward providing educational opportunities for women and youth in the community.