To choose happiness

“For me a word is alive. Latvian language is the material that I need to eat up and that I need to consume. To write stories for children is my will and my inner calling,” admits writer of adventure stories for children Luīze Pastore.

From unemployed to an entrepreneur

“If you do something, you make mistakes, and you learn from those mistakes and you try to not make those mistakes again,” says owner of bakery in Aizpute Sandris Štāls.


“It doesn’t really matter if I live in Paris, or in London, or here, in such a small village like Lejasciems. If you have an idea in your mind, all you need to do is believe and realise it,” says designer Laila Uiska.

Latvia is my country

When Aleksandrs Lukša was seven years old more than anything else he wanted to dance, but educators evaluated him as someone that “couldn’t hear music”. Currently he has dance studios in Daugavpils and Rezekne.