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Your Choice, Your Project in Bulgaria to Help Prevent Child Abandonment

Your Choice, Your Project in Bulgaria to Help Prevent Child Abandonment

"Trust in the Family", a project aimed at prevention of minor child abandonment will be implemented  in 15 villages in the Bulgarian municipalities of  Haskovo, Svilengrad and Lyubimets by Tulip Foundation with financial support up to a total amount of € 97,000 provided by UniCredit Foundation.


The Project was chosen through an online voting by more than 2,250 UniCredit Bulbank employees, among 3 social projects selected by the Group's non profit Foundation within the initiative  "Your Choice, Your Project" in Bulgaria.


"The Trust in the Family project includes namely the organizing of "family meetings" in cases where children and their families have problems. This means that this project will benefit not only the children but also the members of their families, a total of around 3,000 people" explained Maria Petkova, Chairperson of the Tulip Foundation.


"Bulgaria is  the first country along with Slovakia where "Your Choice, Your Project" has been launched because for UniCredit Foundation is important to get the opinion of the people who are here and let them decide which project is the most needed one in the local communities, which UniCredit traditionally supports. We are planning to set up the initiative in all UniCredit countries" pointed out Maurizio Carrara, Chairman of UniCredit Foundation.


UniCredit Foundation will provide funding, although in a smaller amount, also to the 2 non winner associations: the Bulgarian Red Cross, that proposed setting up a Help Line for psychological and social support, and the Center for social integration, that proposed a project for setting up a Job Center for visually impaired people.