A grain of sand, given the right environment, will form a lustrous pearl. Communities scattered throughout the world have given rise to beautiful pearls – people who have grown up in these communities under harsh conditions and are providing others a path out of poverty.  They are resourceful, compassionate and dedicated, and they are leading the way to a better, kinder tomorrow. These people are our Global Pearls. Our job is to serve as a catalyst – unleashing their potential.


Our Mission

Our mission is to empower local changemakers in developing countries to reduce suffering and foster hope among marginalized populations.

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Changemaker

A person who wants to bring positive change to the world and is capable of turning innovative ideas into action.

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PURSUING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH LOCALLY-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS

Sustainable development requires letting locals take the lead from the beginning, and that is what we’re all about!   Read More.

HARNESSING THE POWER OF HOPE

One of the greatest forces for overcoming hopelessness is the belief that we are no longer alone in our struggles. Read More.

MULTIPLYING YOUR DONATIONS TO MAXIMIZE THE IMPACT

We believe in our projects, and we triple every donation to prove it! Read More.

MAKING IT PERSONAL AND REWARDING FOR OUR SUPPORTERS

We want to help forge cross-cultural experiences and connections. We want to bring the world closer to you, and you closer to the world.  Read More.

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Our Latest News

OUR FAMILY IS GROWING

Sonam Dorje and his mountain communities are situated at the western fringe of the Himalaya. We will be partnering with Sonam to protect and strengthen traditional culture as they selectively embrace the modern world. Read more.

MILK & EGGS FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES 

Humanitarian aid is often necessary in an emergency, but we like to help people back to self-sufficiency as quickly as possible. For now that means goats and chickens. Read more.

2022 ANNUAL REPORT 

As the world emerges from Covid shutdowns, our projects are emerging stronger than ever. Growing our reach is the best way to describe 2022. Read what we’ve been up to.