Partner since: 2020
Refugee origin: Afghanistan
Refugee location: New Delhi, India

Conserve is a social enterprise based in New Delhi, India that aims to foster environmental conservation, while simultaneously empowering women through employment opportunities. Conserve has developed a patented technique to upcycle plastic waste from landfills into an attractive new material called “Handmade Recycled Plastic”. Conserve uses this material and others to create products like handbags, belts, and stationary.

Refugee Artisian Group

A group of 10 Afghan refugees living in India work with Conserve in New Delhi. These women specialise in crochet and sewing.

Afghanistan emergency

Learn more about the Afghanistan emergency and the UNHCR's work in the region.