In Estonia, the “at risk of poverty threshold” is 277 Euros with 20% of the population subsequently at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Ljudmilla, 32 years old, along with her husband and four children, lives in social housing in North Tallinn. The apartment they rent is about 15 m², yet, just a few years ago, Ljudmilla and her husband had bought their own flat. However the economic crisis swept those dreams away: Ljudmilla's husband lost his job and the family went into a spiral of debt. Bethel’s Centre, gives food packages and clothes and directs to other social services to find more long-term solutions.
* Data from 2008, latest data available.
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