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.

MAXIMIZING THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATIONS

We work hard to ensure that each of our projects is impactful and is constantly improving. 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.

STRIVING FOR OUTSTANDING MANAGEMENT

Our leadership team comes from various Fortune 500 companies and successful entrepreneurial ventures. We know, and are committed to, good management practices. But don’t take our word for it. Charity Navigator gave us a 4-Star, 100% rating! Read more on the OUR FINANCES page.

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Our Latest News

2023 ANNUAL REPORT

Our approach is to work with local “changemakers” – dynamic locals who are capable of driving positive change. We are equally interested in raising up the next generation of changemakers. Read more.

WINNING AWARDS 

Nora, our Morocco partner, wins “World’s 50 Best” award as a “Champion of Change 2023” for her work using culinary training to help disadvantaged women in Morocco. Read more.

MAKING US PROUD 

Our girls in Kenya are turning heads! A dramatic increase in their national exam scores after two years with our program has landed them on the local news!  Read more.