Charity platform reports on 20-year donation activity

Over 20 years, Latvian residents and businesses have invested €73 million in Latvia's prosperity through the charity, the chief executive of, Rūta Dimanta, told Latvian Radio on August 30.

She said that the economic situation always influences donations and the necessary assistance. For example, during the economic crisis, several hundred thousand people received assistance.

“People donate to what they understand and what they realize is a problem. Therefore, I say to politicians that if you want to understand what the people of Latvia are lacking, look at what the charities are doing. We are the first to face it,” Dimanta said.

She said that health care, particularly palliative care, oncology patients, and children with chronic diseases, is a topical area. Social stratification and poverty are also a pressing problem.

Most people donate to children, abandoned pets, and the elderly.

Latvian residents and businessmen also donate to Ukrainian aid. Although compared to the first year of the war, donations have decreased, they are still flowing in on a regular basis.

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