Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, is a country where TOMS has had a long-standing relationship through giving and is the inspiration for this season’s Regions Where We Give shoe! When on a recent trip, our product design team fell in love with the sweeping landscapes, rich culture and brightly colored textiles found at local markets.
Since 2011, TOMS has given over 2.2 million pairs of new shoes in Guatemala with our Giving Partners ADRI, AmeriCares, Buckner, Children International and Feed the Children. Shoes are used to support their many programs, ranging from health, education, economic advancement and nutrition and food security. With the help of our Giving Partners, we currently distribute shoes in 19 departments throughout Guatemala.
Our giving in Guatemala isn’t limited to shoes. TOMS has been working with Giving Partner Visualiza to help restore sight in Guatemala since 2012. In 2014, TOMS launched TOMS Roasting Co., featuring coffee sourced in Guatemala. Subsequently, we began to help provide safe water in Guatemala through Giving Partner, Water for People.
Guatemala’s colorful textiles perfectly capture the beauty and vibrant spirit of the culture and people who make them. These textiles have inspired us and we think you’ll like them too. Shop the latest Regions Where We Give shoe inspired by Guatemala!