Partner since: 2020
Refugee origin: Afghanistan
Refugee location: Pakistan

Pomegranate Seeds is a local social enterprise based in Quetta Pakistan, working with Afghan Refugees. Pomegranate Seeds aims to support marginalized women build sustainable futures for themselves and their families through economic empowerment. Their artisans are Afghan refugee women and those experienced hardships.

Women working with Pomegranate Seeds use their creative and artisanal embroidery skills to stitch lively, vibrant items. Pomegranate Seeds specialises in clothes and decorative items like shalwar kameez, balochi and pashto dresses, Afghani dresses, Suzani cushions, bedsheets, Turkman clutches and other items.

Refugee Artisan Group

A group of 200 Afghan refugee women work with Pomegranate Seeds in Pakistan. These women are skilled in intricate embroidery, which they apply to accessories and home decor items.

UNHCR Pakistan

Learn more about UNHCR's work in Pakistan.


I am not as dependent on my father or my husband as I was once and I understand that despite being a woman I can earn too. I have now invested all my efforts towards creating a good life for my girls.

- Bibi, Afghan refugee artisan