Donate towards the main food bank in Latvia: Paedusai Latvijai.
Covid-19 is hitting the poor hardest. Families with children in Latvia are in urgent need of your support for daily meals.
- 74% of Latvians have savings that amount to 1 month's salary or less
- Covid lockdown has stopped many businesses, with several thousand Latvians having lost their jobs
- Unemployment benefits are often paid with 2 months delay
- Unemployment level among those without a degree had reached 20% in October 2020
The main food bank charity in Latvia - Paedusai Latvijai (http://www.paedusailatvijai.lv) run by Samaritans in Latvia (http://samariesi.lv) - has been receiving more and more cries for help from families where one of the parents has lost his/her job and as a result the family does not have sufficient means to feed the children.
Before Covid Paedusai Latvijai used to distribute 600 food packs every month. The number of requests has almost doubled since the Covid lockdown.
Donations raised in this fundraiser will be used to cover basic meal kits. The cost of one pack is €9~£8.
For donations raised from individual non-corporate donors during period from 1 June until 31 December 2020
EBRD Community Initiative has agreed in principle to provide matching funding.
Giving for Latvia (www.givingforlatvia.com) is a UK registered charity, that supports this fundraising initiative.