The LATA Foundation

Footprint are delighted to support the LATA Foundation, a UK-based charity dedicated to promoting responsible business practices in the tourism industry as well as sustainable development, conservation and poverty relief in Latin America.

Established in 2008, the foundation works with individuals, organisations and businesses with an interest in or passion for Latin America. The Latin American Travel Association Foundation helps support grass roots projects that genuinely benefit communities throughout the region.

Thanks to the support of members, the LATA Foundation has already begun to make a difference:

  • Over 20,000 trees were planted in Peru in January 2009 and they are helping to fund a cottage industry in Guatemala to produce natural cosmetics.

  • They have begun a waste management and recycling project in Brazil and are supporting the work of Children of the Andes in Colombia.

  • Throughout the summer of 2009 they raised funds for a new clinic to provide free dental care to disadvantaged children in Buenos Aires.

All the people involved with the LATA Foundation are unpaid volunteers. They don't receive a penny for their travel expenses to attend meetings or events. The organisation has no office overheads and very few administration expenses. This way supporters and donors can be confident that their funds are going directly to the projects they support and are not frittered away on administration, salaries or expenses.

Aims of the LATA Foundation

  • Preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment.

  • Poverty relief.

  • Promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.

  • Promotion of ethical and responsible business practices.

How can I support the LATA Foundation's work?

If you would like to support the work of the LATA Foundation, a donation can be made at the official Just Giving page.

Alternatively, a cheque can be sent directly to:

The LATA Foundation
20 Upper Tachbrook Street
London SW1V 1SH

(If you are a UK taxpayer filling out a Gift Aid form and sending it with your cheque will mean the LATA Foundation can claim tax back on your donation.)

We will be working with the LATA Foundation to bring you more information on how you can support their initiatives - please watch this space!

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