Find out all about how we teamed up with LATA in order to fundraise for the porters of Peru.
It’s no secret that COVID19 has affected almost everyone in some way. This is no different in Peru, and in particular, the Andes of Peru.
For those who have walked the Inca Trail, you already know the work of the porters who carry the equipment and items outside of the day pack, those who ensure travelers enjoy a hot meal, and the muleteers.
The lack of tourism has drastically affected the livelihood of those who work so hard to make your adventure special. Because of this, Amazonas Explorer has teamed up with the LATA Foundation to launch the fundraising campaign ‘Peru 25 for 25’. This campaign asks you to challenge yourself to take on the length of the Inca Trail- 25 miles- in order to support the porters that make it all possible and their families through this difficult time.
To take part in ‘Peru 25 for 25’ we are asking you, your family, and your friends to take on 25 miles however you can. Whether you prefer walking, running, swimming, or cycling, complete 25 miles over the month of March 2021 and raise money for the cause.
Each £25 raised provides one month’s worth of essential foodstuffs for a porter and their family. 100% of the funds raised will go towards these food parcels. If you want to get involved but you’re not up to 25 miles, any donation is welcome.
Amazonas Explorer Founder, Paul Cripps, says:
Jude Berry, chair of the LATA Foundation says:
“Many of the porters have returned to their villages and communities in the Andes. They are “surviving” but they are struggling without any income from tourism. On behalf of the LATA Foundation, we want to urge all those who have previously trekked the Inca trail and the wider public to support this important initiative either by challenging themselves to take on 25 miles in March or pledging £25.00 to this cause.
At the LATA Foundation, many of our regular donors are travel companies, and understandably, not all are in the position to support us right now so we hope this campaign has a wide-and far-reaching impact.”
If you’d like to take part in this initiative or donate, please visit www.latafoundation.org/25for25.
For more information on the LATA Foundation, please visit www.latafoundation.org