2014: Das Nozomi-Projekt
11. März 2011 - 11. März 2014 Fukushima in Nordostjapan
Das Nozomi-Projekt in Ishinomaki-shi
Ishinomaki-shi liegt ca. 50 km nördlich von Sendai im Miyagi-ken und etwa 3 Stunden Bahnfahrt von Fukushima. Hier fand keine radioaktive Verstrahlung statt, aber die Tsunami war über 10 m hoch. Die
Stadt ist teilweise um 1m tiefer abgesunken, und bei Flut kommt das Meer bis in die Stadt...
Nozomi 望 = Hoffnung
Beauty From Brokenness
Nozomi, which means 'hope' in Japanese, is a social enterprise bringing sustainable income, community, dignity and hope to the women in Ishinomaki, Japan and the surrounding region by training women to craft unique jewelry products. One third of these women are single mothers and grandmothers; most of these women lost their livelihood, a family member and/or their home when the tsunami crashed their world in 2011.
Nozomi women are creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry featuring broken pieces of pottery left in the wake of the tsunami. Each of our product lines has been named by a Nozomi woman in honor of a loved one in her life. As broken shards are being transformed into beautiful treasures, so too lives are being filled with renewed dignity and hope.
With a God-directed vision and calling, the Nozomi Project is being lead and overseen by a team of missionaries who are part of Be One Tohoku Aid, serving in Ishinomaki since immediately following the tsunami. Part of this missionary team works under the leadership of Team Expansion, a non-profit Stateside mission-sending organization, through which we are able to accept donations in support of the Nozomi Project.
Click here for profiles and photos highlighting this amazing group of women that God has gathered together for community and making jewelry. We will continue to add more!