Vaivaisukko - a poor boy or man statue outside the Ruovesi Church in Ruovesi, Finland.  The wooden statue has a slot in the chest for collecting alms for the needy.  This form of gathering money for the poor, which is administered by the church, dates back to 16th Century.
Vaivaisukko - a poor boy or man statue outside the Ruovesi Church in Ruovesi, Finland. The wooden statue has a slot in the chest for collecting alms for the needy. This form of gathering money for the poor, which is administered by the church, dates back to 16th Century.