Hannah Foundation is a non-profit organisation in public interest. Established at the end of 2010, its goal is to contribute towards improving the quality of life of children and families in Bulgaria.
Hannah Foundation is registered in the Central Register of the Legal Non-Profit Entities of the Ministry of Justice (№20120704047), where it regularly submits financial and activity Annual Reports. The organisation has a licence (№0957 from 23/06/2015), from the State Agency for Child Protection, for the delivery of the social service Centre for Social Rehabilitation and Integration of Children.
Director of the Hannah Foundation is Mila Marinova, PhD in Social Work with children. One of the founders of the organisation and its supervisor is dr. Eleonore Priglinger, a psychologist with many years of experience in the Jugendamt of Vienna and other institutions.
In the Biblical narrative, Hannah was a childless woman who asked with great weeping God for a child. God answered her prayers and she had a son (the prophet Samuel). Her name in Hebrew means favour, grace, and comes from the verb "hanan" which means both "beseech" and "being gracious". TWOTOT (Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, Moody Press Chicago) states that this verb "depicts a heartfelt response by someone who has something to give to one who has a need".