International bazaar to support Vietnamese needy women, children

NDO—An international charity bazaar will be held by the Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWC), a group for overseas Vietnamese women, at the St. Paul American School–Splendora in Hoai Duc District, Hanoi on November 27.

At the 2015 HIWC bazaar
At the 2015 HIWC bazaar

The annual event aims to raise funds to support women and children who are living in difficult circumstances in Vietnam.

The bazaar will attract the attendance of representatives from 43 embassies and international organisations in Vietnam.

Visitors to the event will be introduced to traditional foods and handicraft products that are imbued with the cultural characteristics of foreign countries, including costumes, candles, organic cosmetics and home appliances, through 50 pavilions.

On the sidelines of the bazaar, unique music performances, with the participation of renowned opera artist Sung Min Park, from the Republic of Korea, Vietnamese pianist Trang Trinh, the Hanoi Brass Band, Apaixonado String Quartet band, the rock band The Electric Yard Dogs and the African Band, are expected to attract a large audience.

Initiated in 1991, the HIWC bazaar has become a much-anticipated community event and one of the largest charity fundraisers in Hanoi. In 2015, the event attracted more than 8,000 visitors and raised a fund worth US$107,000 to support needy women and children in Vietnam.

Founded in 1986, HIWC is a modern, diverse and friendly group with over 400 members from nearly 70 different countries around the world.

The club has held numerous practical activities for the rights of women and children, significantly contributing to improving the quality of the lives of women, children and vulnerable groups in society.