65,000 Euros in proceeds from the December Diplomatic Winter Bazaar in Sarajevo will go to nine charities that work with disadvantaged children in Banja Luka, Doboj, Mostar, Sarajevo and the Srebrenica region.
“Thanks to the incredible generosity of all the corporate sponsors this year,” said Caroline Ferguson, wife of British Ambassador and member of the Organizing Committee, “the sponsorship covered the costs of holding the event, so that every KM spent at the bazaar on the day went direct to charity.”
“The focus for us on the Organizing Committee is always the children – both at the event and those who benefit as a result of the event”, said Sandra Horowitz, wife of the Deputy Head of Mission at the American Embassy.
“The children we support through the charities are all too often invisible and marginalized – none of them chose their circumstances, whether they are orphans or living with special needs, and we hope that our financial support can help to improve their quality of life.”
Some 40 embassies and 70 NGOs and vendors from BiH participated in theBazaar, held in the Mirza Delibasic hall at Skenderija.