BNP Paribas Bulgaria supports traditionally the Annual Charity Bazaar organized by the International Women’s Club (IWC) in Sofia which offers an opportunity for different countries to proudly showcase their handmade crafts, music, souvenirs, folklore, national cuisine, clothing and literature. BNP Paribas Bulgaria will make a significant financial contribution as well as in-kind donation of original French goods.
The 15th Annual Charity Bazaar will take place on Sunday 6 December 2009, in Inter Expo Center Sofia.
Besides offering a day of fun and entertainment, it serves as the principal source of funding for the IWC’s selected Charity Projects. Last year’s Bazaar was the most successful in IWC’s history, raising 375.000 BGN. This endeavour enabled the IWC to purchase and distribute much needed equipment, services, and food throughout Bulgaria.
About the International Women’s Club of Sofia
The International Women’s Club of Sofia (IWC) is established in Sofia in 1989 as a non-profit organisation with the following objectives: welcoming and assisting newcomers to Bulgaria, furthering knowledge and understanding of Bulgaria, fostering goodwill and friendship among club members, and giving financial and material support to charity projects.
The Charity Foundation of the IWC aims to assist Bulgarian groups and institutions to more effectively meet the needs of the most marginalized populations in the country, especially women, the elderly, children living in orphanages and homes for the mentally and physically disabled and ethnic minorities. The Charity Foundation offers this assistance by funding projects that contribute to longer term impact through educational, training and social integration programs, in addition to providing emergency level assistance to those target populations.
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is one of the 6 strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor’s*. It has one of the largest international networks with operations in 83 countries and 202,300 employees, including 160,200 in Europe, 15,200 in North America and 10,200 in Asia. It holds key positions in its three activities: Retail banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. The Group benefits from its four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. BNP Paribas also has a significant presence in the United States and strong positions in Asia and the emerging markets.
* Within its peer group
About BNP Paribas in Bulgaria
BNP Paribas S.A. – Sofia Branch is a commercial and investment bank in Bulgaria. It serves large and medium-sized corporate and institutional clients, spanning the major sectors in the economy. They benefit from a full range of commercial and investment bank services as well as from customer-tailored financial solutions with strong advisory components. BNP Paribas has been present in Bulgaria since 1994. It is also present on the Bulgarian market with its life and credit insurance activities through “Cardif Bulgaria.” Аpart from this, BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leading consumer crediting company in Bulgaria.
BNP Paribas in Bulgaria
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