Do you know that single parenting is become increasingly big problem and affects more and more people? Do you know that single parents in the EU are 15 % of the total number of families and over 90 % of single parents are women? On EU level less than half of them are threatened by falling into poverty or social exclusion. And do you know that in Bulgaria there are 360 000 single moms, 72 % out of whom are below the poverty threshold and 80 % are forced to look after their children completely alone. They are the only source of income in their families and lack of employment or practicing low-paid jobs is the main prerequisite for children to fall into child poverty.
To raise your kid(s) alone is not a failure, it is a sign of will and strong spirit, because looking after and educating a child is a huge responsibility. To take such responsibility alone on your fragile shoulders is surely more than a sign of courage and strength. Therefore, we consider single moms as super moms and instead of being pitied, it is important they are supported in all possible ways.
These super moms don’t need alms and one time help but sustainable support for their future and the future of their children. Therefore, Bulgarian Fund for Women in partnership with Societe Generale Expressbank, is investing in the professional development of women who are raising their kids alone by providing them scholarships for taking a course for a qualification and/or acquiring job skills.
Six women – in risk of poverty and domestic violence survivors, who know what field they want to develop in, who have motivation to learn and upgrade their skills, have already been selected carefully with the support of our partners PULS Foundation and Association Animus Foundation. They will receive not only financial support but also psychological support, care for their children during the course happening and help in job searching in order to go forward and change their lives.
Donate now to support more single super moms to gain the necessary professional qualification to find a job with decent salary.
Become our partner in finding jobs for the successfully graduated women.
They just need a chance to take care for their children and themselves in a successful and more sustainable way.
This initiative would not have been possible without the trust of