The LATA Foundation
Charitable giving throughout Latin America
About us: The Latin America travel industry is working together to support social projects throughout the region. Our projects are helping to transform lives, providing clean water, dental or medical support and practical training to provide people with new skills in Mexico, Central and South America. The LATA Foundation was set up by the Latin America Travel Association, bringing together tourist boards, airlines, tour operators, hotels, ground agents, travel publishers, PR companies and the press to put something back into the countries where we all work.
The LATA Foundation supports De La Gente, a local charity in Guatemala producing coffee, cosmetics and crafts. Elvia (above) makes colourful bags and purses from 'huipiles', the distinctive traditional garments worn by women throughout Guatemala. She is a talented seamstress who does all her own work and who is continiually expanding the range of styles she offers. Travellers to Antigua can take part in coffee, crafts and cosmetics tours and can even learn to make their own face or hand creams.
Registered Charity Number: 1123580
LATA Foundation, 20 Upper Tachbrook Street, London, SW1V 1SH
15 July 2014: Coming soon to BBC1, a wildlife programme about orphaned animals in Costa Rica, filmed at the Kids Saving the Rainforest... More >>
11 July 2014: Peru's online facility for booking bus tickets is supporting our reforestation campaign by pledging one tree for every five tickets sold,... More >>
23 June 2014: Our projects and events teams are appealing for additional volunteers to help with our work. If you are passionate about Latin... More >>