One of the strategic axes that have characterized La Cana since its creation as a social company is that we seek to create job opportunities for women deprived of their liberty with the aim of teaching them a trade in which they can be remunerated away from crime. We seek that upon obtaining their freedom, women have a job that allows them to obtain a legal income that allows them to support themselves and be the breadwinner for their families.
We seek to ensure that these women avoid committing crimes again out of necessity, providing them with a source of income that allows them to be self-sufficient, and therefore, reduce the recidivism rate in our country.
We train women in weaving, embroidery, sewing, textile weaving, macramé, screen printing and carpentry techniques through workshops in the different prisons where we have an impact. There we teach them from the most basic of each technique to how to make their own designs. We seek, through work, to promote among them various values such as effort, commitment, discipline, perseverance and teamwork.
Subsequently, we sell the products handmade by them and give them the money from the sale.
The above not only benefits them, but also impacts society in general, since women having a job in which they can work when they leave prison prevents them from committing crimes again out of necessity, thus creating a safer society. , and helping to reduce the rate of overpopulation and overcrowding in our penitentiary centers.
Furthermore, we believe that it is especially important to support women in prison since 85% of women deprived of liberty have daughters and sons, which means that every day they spend in prison there is a boy or girl who does not have the education and care for their mother, so at La Cana we believe that giving these women a second chance is the best way to become a more inclusive society, free of crime and with greater opportunities for a better future.
We currently work in 6 penitentiary centers: Barrientos, Nezahualcóyotl Bordo, Nezahualcóyotl Sur, Chalco and Ecatepec, in the State of Mexico, and Santa Martha Acatitla in Mexico City.