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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to identify and empower the most effective grassroots efforts reducing poverty and suffering in developing countries, often using the tools of education and training, with a particular focus on the well being of women, children, and other marginalized groups.

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OUR APPROACH

IMPACT

Small, grassroots projects can do as much or more good as large, externally run projects at a fraction of the cost.  Read More.

EMPOWERMENT

Local leaders have the best understanding of how to design and implement solutions for the problems in their communities. Read More.

PERSONAL REWARD

We want you to feel connected to the work you support. Read More.

COMMUNICATION

Donors should be able to choose how much information they get.  Read More.

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OUR FOUNDERS

Lisa Robinson Spader 
President

Lisa is a dreamer and visionary who’s passionate about making a direct impact. She studied Economic Development at Harvard and thrills to see it take shape in real communities. Read More.

LeeMin Chong 
Vice-President

LeeMin wants to leverage her MBA and program management experience to come alongside those who strive to break the vicious cycle of poverty, helping them reach their dreams. Read More.

Arlene Chua Say Soto
Secretary

Growing up Arlene saw extreme poverty on a daily basis. Blessed with parents who gave her the gift of a good education, she now uses it to help others.  Read More.>

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100% OF DONATIONS GO TO THE PROJECTS

GLOBAL PEARLS, FOUNDED IN 2016, IS A 501(c)3, SO DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Click for: 2017 Annual Report