The Women’s International Group (WIG) Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 19 at the Lao National University Faculty of Engineering, Sokpaluang Road, Vientiane Capital from 10 am to 6 pm.
The WIG Bazaar is a popular and much-loved community event that is free and open to all members of the public. Last year’s event attract over 10,000 visitors.
The WIG Bazaar is the primary annual fundraising activity for WIG. All profits from the event are allocated to WIG’s health and education projects, which help disadvantaged people access medical care and support the construction of schools.
WIG is also currently accepting donation of goods for the popular second-hand stall. Community members are welcome to donate clothing, book, bric-a-brac, household items, toys and more. Drop off points for donations are Common Grounds Café.
The WIG Bazaar is organized by WIG, a voluntary group of women and men of all national ties based in Vientiane, who initiate and support charities in Lao PDR. WIG was founded in 1990 and currently has over 130 members.
Embassies, international organizations and local businesses are invited to set up booths to share information, showcase and sell handicraft, food and drink, and other products including local Fair Trade wares.
The event also features live music and entertainment, a raffle with great prizes, a children’s Corner with fun games and activities for kids, and WIG’s popular Cake and Second Hand stalls.