LatviaLatvia gained independence from the former Soviet Union in September 1991. From 1991 on, Latvia has been experiencing a transition period, from state-controlled economy to market economy. As with many Eastern European countries, Latvia has thousands of orphan children, most of whom are social orphans. These children are victims of abuse and/or the desperate financial situation in Latvia. In addition to relationships with several government run orphanages, Orphan Outreach’s primary project in Latvia is the Day Center.
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