The International Charity Bazaar, which aims to raise funds for disadvantaged people around the world, took place in Ho Chi Minh City on November 29.

Organised by the Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City, the 21st event attracted more than 2,000 visitors.

All money collected from the fair will be used to help underprivileged people in the community, the organiser said.

In 2013, the fair raised over 2 billion VND (94,000 USD), which was used for the provision of scholarships, medical care and assistance for flood victims.

The Club comprises members from the 20 diplomatic and commercial agencies in the City. It works towards improving the quality of life of underprivileged people in the southern region.

The club by 2013 assisted 24 charitable projects, including building bridges, presenting scholarships, providing health care services, and installing water wells in schools.-VNA