In 2017, Mikimoto America joined Voss Foundation to launch “Pearls for Progress,” a campaign funding access to clean water in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mikimoto will support the drilling of sustainable wells and donate a percentage of jewelry sales generated from fundraising events to Voss Foundation.
Voss Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development in Sub-Saharan Africa and raising awareness of the ongoing need in the region.LEARN MORE
Today, 844 million people lack access to basic drinking water. This number of people is almost equivalent to 3 times the population of the United States of America, or ⅔ of the population of each India and China.LEARN MORE
In 8 out of 10 households with water off premises, water collection is the responsibility of women and girls. They physically and mentally bear the burden of providing this precious resource to their families, sacrificing their health, time, and education to do so.LEARN MORE