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Our 2017 Autumn/Winter Newsletter is now out!

2017 has been another interesting year for the LATA Foundation team – We continue to be be inspired by the amazing work of the grassroots projects we support. Konojel, the women’s co-operative restaurant project we supported in San Marcos on Lake Atitlan, has become self-sufficient, and the subsequent English lessons have been well received. Read more

LATA Foundation Spring Newsletter!

Our Spring 2017 newsletter is now out! Jam-packed with project updates, news of our volunteers visiting some of our projects in Latin America, exciting upcoming events and an introduction to our two new core projects for 2017! Read more

Exciting news from Kid’s Saving the Rainforest!

Kid’s Saving the Rainforest (KTSR) is one of our core projects. Based in Costa Rica, they rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife  in and around Manuel Antonio National Park. Read more

ABRIENDO MENTES

Abriendo Mentes which means ‘Opening minds’ in Spanish is a small community-based project founded in 2009 which aims to empower individuals from two rural coastal communities in Costa Rica through innovative and engaging education programs and activities including English and computer lessons, Zumba classes and lacrosse.

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LATA Foundation Christmas Newsletter!

Our Christmas newsletter is now out! Jam-packed with news of how your money has helped change lives in Latin America in 2016, as well as a sneak peak of what is to come in 2017. Read more

Our Autumn Newsletter is now out!

RELEASE THE SQUIRREL MONKEYS!

Five orphaned squirrel monkeys have been successfully released back into the wild in Costa Rica! Our partner, Kids Saving the Rainforest, have reported on their successful release of the endangered and recovered squirrel monkeys back into their natural habitats!

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New video of our project in Buenos Aires

Check out this new short video of Todos Juntos, our project in Buenos Aires, Argentina that provides free dental care for children living in the slums of the city. Read more about the project here. Read more

PICAFLOR HOUSE

Picalor House is an educational charity working in the small town of Oropesa and other villages in the surrounding rural area 25km outside of Cusco, Peru.  The charity offers a comprehensive afterschool program in academic and non-academic subjects, along with helping the children with their homework, which takes the burden off the parents.

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KONOJEL COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Sabor del Sol (Taste of the Sun) is a micobusiness benefiting a cooperative of eight indigenous women which is overseen by the Konojel Community Center in the village of San Marcos on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The project uses new solar technology in the form of a solar dehydrator and solar oven which has been loaned to the project to produce healthy dried fruit snacks, sundried tomatoes and granola with seeds roasted in the solar oven.  The co-op has a very small shop at the restaurant where they can sell their dehydrated goods and seeds and, with our help, have opened a tourist cafe to fund the daily lunch programme. Our continued support will provide English lessons to the community and expand their cafe service with the ultimate aim of becoming self-sustainable.

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NUEVAS ESPERANZAS

Nuevas Esperanzas’ agroecology programme uses model farms to tackle food insecurity on the Telica Volcano. The model farms demonstrate natural ecological processes to utilise available land and water resources and promote yield. This project aims to develop tourism infrastructure on the volcano to benefit local people, a significant number of which live under $1 per day.

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