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Nozomi, which means 'hope' in Japanese, is a faith-based social enterprise bringing sustainable income, community, dignity and hope to the women in Ishinomaki, Japan by training them to craft high-quality jewelry products. Nozomi women are creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry featuring broken pieces of pottery left in the wake of the tsunami and other up-cycled pottery. Each of our product 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 teaming up to make 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 continue to spread the word through social media, give Nozomi as gifts, and cover our work with encouragement and prayer. 

Click here for interviews with some of our staff.