The charitable arm of the Latin America Travel Association has created Christmas gift certificates for people to support communities in need in the region.

The certificates from the LATA Foundation range in value between £5 and £100 to help tourism reliant areas hit by the Covid downturn in visitor numbers.

For example, £5 will cover a pair of ballet shoes for a child attending a dance school for underprivileged children from one of Brazil’s favelas.

A £100 donation would cover one month’s worth of PPE equipment for five Mayan midwives operating in remote areas of Guatemala.

A spokesperson said: “So whether you are struggling for a £5 Secret Santa idea or a larger gift for that difficult-to-buy family member, the LATA Foundation has a whole range of brilliant gift certificate options.”

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