Helping others is the
highlight to every adventure
Our purpose at Kapena Kai has been, and always will be, impacting kids and families with less access to basic resources, like education and proper nutrition. There are many areas of needs from different locations all of the world. Needs change from time to time and so does our area of impact.
I first visited India back in 2016
We taught at this small school in what is called the “slums” of Kolkata. Families and children bathed in the neighborhood pond, brushed their teeth, played and lived. The same place the entire community dumped their trash. I was wrecked that so many people lived this way, and were happy.
Later that day, right after school was out, I got the idea to ask about donating some kind of fruit to the youthful students the next day. I quickly learned that bananas topped the list as their favorite treat.
The next day we handed out bananas to all the children, and their faces lit up with excitement. I couldn’t believe how much the kids loved it, they thanked me endlessly. I really just wanted to thank them. I later learned that its more than just bananas.
Did You Know?
India has the second highest population in the world and produces nearly ⅓ of the bananas world-wide. That’s 11 million tons each year.
India lacks plumbing and sewer infrastructure like other parts of the world. Restrooms consist of a hole in the ground or occasionally a toilet. Toilet paper is rarely ever available as it could easily damage plumping. It’s culturally accepted for many people in India to use their bare left hand instead of toilet paper. This allows germs and diseases to spread more quickly.
One can peel a banana without touching the fruit that is consumed. The peel acts as a natural shield that prevents the spreading of unnecessary germs and diseases. Bananas boost hygiene and offer many other benefits too!
Bananas are rich in vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy living. India is responsible for 25% of the world’s banana production- making them a widely accessible and sustainable resource. And not only that, but bananas are naturally sweet and delicious!
Banana Adventure Cap
Our original vintage style fit designed with a soft & lightweight 100% cotton fabric for easy travel and consistent adventure. This hat features our high-grade rubber brim that folds and withstands the seasons.
Super Soft 100% Cotton
Back Brass Closure & Crushable Travel Brim
Size & Fit
This cap is a bit on the loose side and fits Medium to Extra Large.