Charity shop

From 2014 to 2021, Children of the Mekong run a charity shop in Clapham. All proceeds of the shop went to our education programmes in Southeast Asia.



Since Brexit, we can’t hire unpaid interns from Europe, therefore, our charity shop has to close down. We are really sorry to leave our community of loyal customers and donors on Lavender Hill.

Our COO recounts those 7 years of business in a blog. Read more.


We would like to wholeheartedly thank all generous donors and loyal customers. Thanks to all of you, the shop had a real and strong impact on children’s education in countries like Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. See in the timeline below the details of the charity shop’s impact since its opening in 2014.

Join our team

The shop is run by a team of volunteers. Many of them are coming for 3 to 6 months from continental Europe to get an experience in a charity in the UK. They can improve their English, and gain experience in customer service, logistics, merchandising and much more.

Join our dynamic and friendly team!

Ines – Student of a Business school in Bordeaux

“I have worked at Children of the Mekong for five months, and I can confirm that it has been the best professional experience of my life. I had the chance to work every day with a wonderful team, with who it was very easy to work and who always put you in a good mood. Thanks to them, it was a real pleasure to go to work every morning. During my internship at Children of the Mekong, I also had the opportunity to learn a lot and grow all my skills. I know I will always remember these five months in London, as magical as I could ever imagine.”

A year after, we heard this great news from Ines: “Recently I passed an English test named TOEIC and I got 985 points over 990! I can only thank you for that because I learned a lot during my stay in London, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Children of the Mekong!”


Your donations are making a real difference in the lives of hundreds of children in Southeast Asia. They also provide affordable and qualitative items for our local community.

However, there are some items that we won’t be able to accept. Thank you for your understanding!

Click here to see the details of the items we can take, and those we can’t.

Visit our shop!


22 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5RN

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday – 10.30am to 6.00pm


+44 (0) 20 3674 1953