About The Project
La Cana is a social enterprise that seeks to create fair employment and provide skills training for incarcerated women, enabling them to earn an income away from crime through the creation of high-quality products. Beyond creating handmade products, La Cana seeks to address social issues such as the lack of opportunities, low levels of education, and circumstances that lead women to become incarcerated as the result of being an accessory to a crime committed by men.
Prisons can lack effective training and employment programs and due to the precarious conditions and services, might not help achieve social reintegration. La Cana offers solutions through job-trainings for women’s social and economic reintegration, mental health programs, and by advocating for the promotion and protection of incarcerated women’s labor rights. With a team made up 99% of women, La Cana is committed to promoting a more gender-equal society by fostering social inclusion inside and outside their organization.