Project Description


  • Country: Myanmar
  • Focus Area: Handicrafts
  • Year Founded: 2012

About us:

Pomelo provides a fair trade marketplace for small Myanmar producers, opening opportunities for them to improve their social and economic situation. Pomelo is a not for profit social enterprise. We work with Myanmar artisans, disadvantaged groups and small businesses to design, develop and sell quality handmade products with a contemporary twist. We provide a sustainable market place, skill trainings and creative design input to support the livelihoods of our producers, many of whom are struggling to overcome disability, exclusion and poverty. Pomelo aims to capture the unique flavors of Myanmar design by locally sourcing all materials and celebrating traditional skills. Our empowering approach allows customers and producers to enjoy and benefit from unique Myanmar handicrafts. Pomelo’s mission is to work with marginalized producers, small family businesses, community groups and individuals in Myanmar providing them with a fair trade market place that targets tourists and international customers, opening opportunities for them to improve their social and economic situation. The aim is benefiting those who find it difficult to sell into the international market and to trade responsibly and profitably when they do. Rather than creating dependency on aid, we use a market-based approach that empowers producers to get a fair price for their work. Pomelo is committed to provide design and quality improvement services to make quality handmade products with a contemporary twist that will attract international customers and to always use local materials and local artisans. Pomelo is able to tickle in promoting employment opportunities include HIV sufferers, street youths, the mentally and physically disabled, and small family businesses fighting poverty. (,