Thanks to our generous donors and wonderful volunteers, the LATA Foundation is proud to continue working with these awe-inspiring projects in 2022
We’re looking for dynamic, committed and creative people to join our Fundraising and Events Team at the LATA Foundation. We are all volunteers and give our time to raise as much money as possible for the amazing projects we support. The roles we undertake include fundraising, communications, donor relations, arranging events and finding sponsorship.
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.
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.
Since 1999, Maya Midwifery International have acted as an advisory and fundraising board to the 71 Maya midwives who form the ACAM (Association of Midwives of the Mam Speaking Area) in Guatemala. The midwives live and work in remote, desperately poor and malnourished indigenous Mam-speaking communities in Quetzeltango, Guatemala.
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.