Helping the Neglected Poor Become Self-Reliant

We work with the world's extreme to poor to help them meet their fundamental needs through sustainable community development projects. Established in Japan in 2001, we are part of the global HOPE International Development Agency network, which has jointly assisted 20 million people on the path to self-reliance, since its founding in 1975. Active in countries that include Ethiopia, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and the Philippines, our projects focus on the provision of clean water, primary health, sanitation, micro-loans, and education. We also supports projects in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (March 2011).
    • Safe Water Supply 
    • Health and Sanitation
    • Education 
    • Emergency Relief 
    • Animal Bank 
    • Micro Credit 
    • Family Farming
    • Job Training

Who are we?

We are part of the HOPE International Development Agency network, which has been helping families in the developing world achieve self-reliance for over 40 years. The HOPE network extends across 9 different countries and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Our Japan head office is based in Nagoya, with representation in Tokyo as well. Continue

The cycle of extreme poverty

Extreme poverty is a cycle that entraps people. As affected people’s capacities are absorbed by the struggle for survival, there is often little that they can do to break the cycle themselves. By providing access to water and sanitation, micro-credit, and education, our projects holistically address the factors that perpetuate the cycle and help communities climb out of the cycle of poverty.

What can we do about this?

Our projects are designed to provide effective, long-term assistance to some of the poorest people in the world. By focusing projects on water and sanitation, micro-credit, and education, we work with communities and sustainably assist them onto the path to self-reliance. Continue

Join our events

We have a lot of events going on throughout the year - from walkathons to monthly HOPE nights, charity dinners to rock shows. Thanks to members of our community who help us organise these fun occasions, there are many ways for you to stay engaged and support our projects. You can see our list of events here

Read stories

We love sharing stories that we gathered from families we get to know through projects! We also have some fun ones from our staff and volunteers as well, about being in the field and all the lessons that we learn. You can read them via our blog here

Engage your company

Partner with us and help the world, together, with your colleagues and peers. We value our partnerships and welcome corporate engagement with our projects. Understanding of the fact that your business will have its unique vision and requirements to adhere to, we will work with your business to develop an engagement program that is tailored to your aspirations and those of the people that we serve. Continue

Volunteer with us

Nothing would be possible without the support of volunteers. If you are interested in helping us at an event, or donating some of your time and expertise to help more families in need, we will always be glad to hear from you. View our list of events where we need volunteers here, or contact us.