Our partners do not receive a salary from Global Pearls. They work out of love for their communities and earn a living through other means. We are honored to support and empower their efforts.
Sandra Alonzo Pac
Estudia Con Amor
Driven by her passion to help women, children, and those suffering from great poverty in Guatemala, Sandra works tirelessly to help others. She doesn’t just provide scholarships, but creates a true community for participants – teaching them they are valuable, monitoring their progress, providing emotional support and love, even planning dance lessons or pizza parties to bring joy into their lives. She is greatly loved by project participants.
To sum up Nora in one word, I would say “compassion.” She has a deep and tender love for the marginalized women of Marrakech. When you combine that love with her business acumen and the support of dedicated staff and friends, that compassion turns into amazing results. Always seeking new ways to reach more women, she loves to dream forth new entrepreneurial ventures.
Etang Samuel Manyi Mbeng
Having grown up an orphan in an impoverished forest community of Western Cameroon, Etang knows first-hand the suffering that the people of his project area endure. With help from a distant relative, he pursued an education and escaped the poverty of his youth. Now he is using his education to help others. As he says, “Someone needs to sacrifice to help others achieve their dreams. I choose to be that person.”
Etuge Sumbede Elvis
Etuge was born to a mother who was forced as a child to marry an old man. Due to poverty, 3 of his 6 siblings died. Fortunately, Etuge was sponsored for school and university studies. Having experienced both the suffering of abject poverty as well as the great benefits resulting from educational sponsorship, he has committed his life to helping others as a tangible demonstration of his gratitude.
Martin Richard Raju
An outstanding administrator, Martin makes development success look easy. He pursues his projects with a quiet and measured determination, planning each step with great care. From education to healthcare to economic empowerment, he pursues a holistic approach with a talented team, and everything he touches turns to gold.
Alessia is an amazing woman with a deeply compassionate heart. The suffering she witnesses among the children and families in Ukraine constantly moves her to tears, but she is filled with happiness when she can give food to those who are desperately hungry and laughter to children who are afraid. She is also a very brave woman, exposing herself to danger almost every day to bring help to areas in greatest need.
Semillas de Esperanza
Javier worked by Sor Marta’s side for over 30 years to build IHER into a world-class alternative education system for tens of thousands of students across Honduras. He is constantly working to bring innovative changes to their program, and he loves to motivate the many impoverished students they serve to work hard and achieve their goals. He considers the work both a blessing and a great responsibility, and he pursues it with passion.
Juan Covarrubias Ccaihuari
This gentle Quechua man with a great love for his community is a born leader with a keen business sense. He values Quechua traditions and the communal nature of his culture, which he is trying to preserve through this project. He is greatly trusted by his community and all those who have trekked with him through his beautiful and beloved Andes.
Nakinti Besumbu Nofuru
Bold and fearless, Nakinti is creating a path for other women in Cameroon. Using her love of journalism, she is bringing attention to their plight and fighting for change. She has won numerous awards for her work improving conditions and opportunities for women and girls. She also has a strong desire to lift up a new generation of leaders, and she works to mentor and empower them.
Moi Girls Samburu
Girls are not valued in the communities where Alice lives and works, and that has given her a soft spot for girls. She devotes her life to counseling, encouraging, teaching life-skills, and providing a formal education to girls because that empowers them, which, in turn, inspires others. She loves to see them happy and confident and is filled with joy when she sees them succeed in life.
Heart of Himalaya
Sonam was born in a remote village in the northern tip of India. Desperate for an education, he ran away from home at age 11 making a hazardous 4-day journey to the nearest school. With scholarship support, he happily pursued his passion for education, but he never forgot the remote region where he was born and now devotes himself to improving the quality of life there.
Jwalant is filled with great compassion for his people. After the devastating earthquake in 2015, he emptied his bank account to help those who had lost everything – their homes, belongings, and, in many cases, loved ones. Now he is helping them rebuild their lives – one school at a time. He firmly believes that education is the most effective pathway out of suffering.