Markoušovice is a small village near Trutnov in Northeastern Bohemia. It was an independent municipality until 1981, when it became part of another town (Velke Svatoňovice), which led to the decline of many community activities. Residents in Markoušovice no longer felt there was any reason to get together as a town community and neighborly relations began to deteriorate.
Giving in the Czech Republic is growing faster than the GDP. Current data from this year’s tax returns show that individuals and companies in the Czech Republic give more each year. Individual giving in 2014 exceeded $41,170,900 (CZK 1.7 billion) for the first time since 1989 with year-on-year growth of 4.2%, which year-on-year inflation in 2014 was only 0.4%. The average gift per capita in the CR in 2014 was $6.70 (CZK 162) (highest in Prague: $13 (CZK 311)).