October 25, 2018

International Bazaar 2018: Where The World Shops and Builds Hope

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  • In a world where faith in humanity is slowly being restored, what’s more fulfilling than giving back to the community you belong? At the International Bazaar 2018, shop for a cause and help build hope for families, children, women and the needy. Catch the International Bazaar 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center Forums 1, 2, and 3 this coming November 25, 2018!

    Together with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Diplomatic and Consular Corps and the Spouses of the Heads of Mission, the International Bazaar Foundation Inc. (IBF) brings you the 52nd International Bazaar showcasing local and international products for the benefit of the needy.

    What to expect at this year’s International Bazaar

    • International Products

    Some of the products from different countries like Australia, China, European Union, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Laos, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland. Here’s a preview of some of the international items you can expect at this year’s International Bazaar.

    New Zealand’s famous wines and fruits

    Laos’ fabric and textiles 

    Switzerland’s cheese

    • Local products

    Of course, you shouldn’t miss our very own products such as piña fabric and textiles, hand-crafted items, locally sourced jewelry, wines, oils and supplements, and woven bags are some of the things you can check out here.

    La Herminia Piña Fabric and Textiles

    Handcrafted by Harl’s wallets and bags 

    Re-leaf, essential oils

    From last year’s bazaar, the IBF has given assistance to the women of Marawi, scholars from indigent families, the elderly and victims of calamities, school children etc.

    The Spouses of the Heads of Mission, on the other hand, gave donations through the IBF, to the Childhope Asia Philippines, Kalipay Negrense Foundation, Marillac Homes for abused women, Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation, ICAN Foundation, Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Phils., and Chosen Children Foundation.

    Feeding program for school children in Aguho Elementary School in Pateros

    This year’s proposed project, the IBF Traditional Livelihood Center, will be focusing on the preservation of traditional craftsmanship of the Filipino, through skills training in weaving, embroidery, pottery, and woodcarving. Through this project, the beneficiaries will become financially and economically independent.

    33 units of a sewing machine were awarded to the Women of Marawi for the start-up livelihood opportunity

    Help build hope and shop worldwide products for the benefit of the needy. Catch the International Bazaar 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center Forums 1, 2, and 3 this coming November 25, 2018. Entrance tickets will be sold at Php 150.00 while the donor cards will be sold at Php 250.  Tickets will be available at the following:

    • TESOROS stores at 1016 Arnaiz Ave., Makati City and 1325 A. Mabini St., Ermita, Malate, Manila
    • 6th floor, Special Projects Unit, Old DFA Bldg., 2330 Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    • At the gate of the PICC Forums 1, 2 & 3 CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, on the day of the Bazaar.

    For inquiries, you may call International Bazaar Foundation Inc. at 833-1320 or you may email them at ibf.dfa@gmail.com. For more updates, you can like them on Facebook at internationalbazaarfoundation

    Details: 

    What: International Bazaar 2018 
    When: 
    November 25, 2018
    Where: 
    Forums 1, 2, and 3 of Philippine International Convention Center, Vicente Sotto St, Pasay City
    Facebook: 
    facebook.com/internationalbazaarfoundation


    Images courtesy of International Bazaar

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