Apr 24, 2020

Selected initiatives in the first round of United

The United against COVID-19 Fund will provide financial support to 74 projects in more than 65 locations in Bulgaria following the first round of applications, which ended on April 16.

We wish to thank all the generous donors, who trusted in us and joined our efforts to support vulnarable communities across the country!

Thanks to you, we are able to support local hospitals, civic organizations, community centers, and social enterprises. A total of BGN 673,984 will be allocated among the projects. The maximum amount allocated is BGN 10,000.

Most of the funding will be provided to 25 municipal hospitals and medical centers in small towns to purchase medical and protective equipment to treat patients affected by COVID-19.

In addition, the Fund will support 24 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in villages and small towns. These organizations are helping the most vulnerable groups, including children as well as the elderly, sick, unemployed, and impoverished. The projects will provide food, medicines, and protective equipment to these populations.

The Fund will also help 12 municipalities, seven community centers, five micro-businesses, and one school to implement emergency measures against COVID-19.

United against COVID-19 was established in support for local communities in Bulgaria affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund has raised 945,000 levs so far.

The Fund reviewed 437 applications from April 10 to April 16. Most of the applications (183) were from NGOs, followed by municipalities and community centers. Forty-three hospitals and 18 medical institutions also applied to the Fund. Most applications came from small towns.

You can find the full list of approved projects here: www.United4BG.org

As part of the second round, the Fund is still accepting applications until 6 pm on April 27, 2020.  

Thank you again for joining the efforts of the many generous donors in Bulgaria and abroad!

Please share with your friends so that we can continue supporting those most in need in the current crisis. 

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Apr 13, 2020

Your donation has made this possible

Dear Donor,

Coronavirus has affected everyone's lives. But without any doubt, the society’s most vulnerable will be hit the hardest as the pandemic spreads.Thecoronavirus COVID-19is already having a devastating effects on families’ ability to get food, putting huge numbers of children at risk of malnutrition.

Therefore, we decided to support 100 vulnerable young pregnant women and teenage moms and their babies living in Sofia and Plovdiv. Tailored to the special needs of each of the families and stages of motherhood (pregnancy, baby or toddler), they receive an individually prepared food package. All the donations we received from you, together with some money from our emergency fund we manage to provide nutritious food for those in need.

We couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you again for backing our cause to provide nutritious food to vulnerable families. We hope that this campaign will continue inspire and excite you and with your help we will be able to continue providing food for the babies and their moms.

Stay safe!

Warm wishes,

Olya

Apr 6, 2020

Together we will make sure that no child or pregnant woman is left behind!

In December last year Trust for Social Achivement in partnership with the Health and Social Development Foundation opened the first medical center in the history of Fakulteta neighborhood to provide prenatal care. At the time two doctors started examining pregnant women, young mothers and babies. In March we successfully added one more doctor licensed by the Regional Health Inspectorate and presently, two pediatricians and one gynecologist are working on monthly shifts. The center is fully operational after successfully passing the control visit of the National Health Insurance Fund.

Besides providing the patients with free medical checkups, one of the doctors also works on preventing unplanned pregnancy by inserting contraceptive coils.

We estimated that the health center will be able to provide care to about 250 mothers and infants in the coming year, and now are happy to inform you that just for the first three months of its existence, 96 young mothers, pregnant women and babies were examined already there.

The medical center isoperating at full speed and therefore still needs YOUR support to cover supplies and maintenance of the premises.

Together we will make sure that no child or pregnant woman is left behind!

PLEASE DONATE NOW!

 
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