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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThanks to support from European Social Fund, poor people in Latvia received more than 100,000 packages of food and 17,000 packages of hygiene and household products in Q3 2015. At the same time, it was possible to provide more than 700 ready-made meals, as reported by Latvian Welfare Ministry.

Nearly 70,000 poor people have been provided with food, hygiene and household goods in Latvia in 2015. In addition, nearly 300 events were organized out in Q3 2015. These events were attended by nearly 2,000 package recipients.

Half of those people had taken part in events related to health improvement – lectures about healthy lifestyle and diet, first aid training, lectures about diabetes, C-hepatitis, cardiovascular disease prevention measures, cooking and other events.

There has been major interest expressed in relation to activities meant to teach different useful skills – strengthening relationships, raising motivation, development of practical skills: doing laundry, cleaning the house, raising children, planning the family budget, etc. Lectures were also provided about employment, job-seeking, services and opportunities provided by the State Employment Agency, vacancies and preparing a CV.

People were also provided with services from lawyers, psychotherapists and psychologists. People were also provided with different sport and leisure activities.

Partner organizations turned out to be active the most in Latgale in this period of time – 34% of support activities were carried out there. This region also saw the involvement of the largest number of poor people among Latvia’s regions.

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