While many people have suffered throughout the pandemic, the poorest areas of Latin America have been in crisis. The LATA Foundation, created to support grassroots initiatives in Latin America, has continued to provide ongoing support to a range of initiatives in the region, as well as providing urgent relief for those most-in-need via its emergency COVID appeal set up in March 2020.
As October arrives the LATA Foundation team have been reflecting on our achievements and finalising our plans for the rest of the year. Thanks to our amazing donors and volunteers we have been able to support 14 projects in 10 Latin American countries during 2021. And, despite the continuing challenges of the pandemic all the projects have gone ahead as planned.
As we reach the final week of the #PERU25for25 challenge, we have been absolutely bowled over by the response to this campaign. On Monday 22 March, we reached an incredible milestone of £10,000 with 40 supporters participating in the challenge to walk or run 25 miles (the length of the Inca Trail) during the month of March to support out-of-work Inca Trail porters and their family with monthly essential food parcels.
It is now widely accepted that ensuring opportunities for women not only helps them to achieve their potential, it also tackles some of the root causes of poverty and inequality - improving the lives of women, their dependents and the local community.
On International Women’s Day, the LATA Foundation is shining a spotlight on the women-focused projects in Latin America that we are proud to support.
UK based charity, Canning House, whose mission is to build relationships and understanding between the UK, Latin America, and Iberia, have chosen to partner with the LATA Foundation (latafoundation.org) to donate emergency funds to communities most-in-need in Latin America during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Christmas is a time for giving and there has never been a time when the communities in Latin America that rely so heavily on tourism have needed your help more.
In June 2020, the LATA Foundation set up its emergency Covid-19 appeal in a response to the devastating impact the global pandemic is having in Latin America. The appeal provides small grants to a range of charities and organisations that have been severely impacted as a result of the global pandemic.