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About Nozomi

Nozomi means 'hope' in Japanese.

Nozomi Project is a faith-based social enterprise located in Ishinomaki, Japan. We train women to create high-quality jewelry products, bringing sustainable income, community, dignity and hope along the way! Using broken pieces of pottery left in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami (as well as other up-cycled pottery), Nozomi women create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Each of our lines has been named by a Nozomi woman in honor of a loved one in her life. 

We have chosen three key words to describe our key values as an organization: transformation, collaboration, and blessing. These values are played out in our daily work of making beautiful accessories out of broken pottery. We also experience these values in our working relationships and the community aspect of sixteen women doing life together. 

Read more about the history of Nozomi here.

Want to join Nozomi's work in a more meaningful way? Consider joining our Nozomi partner program or helping through donations. We are grateful for our supporters who spread the word about Nozomi through social media, give Nozomi as gifts, and cover our work with encouragement and prayer. 

Click here for interviews with some of our staff.