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What is a Friend?

What is the definition of a friend? Someone who is there for you? Someone who listens? Someone you can count on? Webster defines it this way: Funct...

Looking Ahead

As we reach the end of May we’ve all enjoyed a wonderful weekend thinking of our loved ones who are no longer with us. June is right around the cor...

Pearls for Mom

For thousands of years, people have treasured pearls. In many cultures across the world, pearls are surrounded by different myths. Arabs believed p...

The Support of a Woman

This woman gets up at 4 am to build a fire. The fire begins with her wandering around outside her squatters hut looking for kindling. Several minut...

The Woman in the Road: COVID 19

Our training team was on our first trip to India in 2010. We began in southern India in the leprosy colony Barathapurham. A small group of us walke...

Larimar Wire Wrapping Training in the Dominican Republic

Pearls With Purpose, a program under the direction of Mentors International has trained women rescued from human trafficking in the Dominican Repub...

January is Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month

The reasons for human trafficking vary from country to country, but many agree that poverty is one of the primary causes of human trafficking. Low ...

New Products from Peru

We are excited to announce that Pearls With Purpose is now selling hand-crafted jewelry from Peru. Gemstones are hand-crushed with a mortar and pes...

Dragon Pearl

In celebration of all things mystical and magical for Halloween, we share the Dragon’s Pearl, an Ancient Chinese legend with modern application. Lo...

Training in the Dominican Republic Part 2

We recently returned to the Dominican Republic to teach women from La Represa and San Pedro the jewelry making skill of wire wrapping Larimar stone...

Training in the Dominican Republic

Pearls with Purpose program traveled to the Dominican Republic to hold their first jewelry-making class. We have partnered with two schools in the ...

Partnering with Mentors International

We are excited to announce that Pearls With Purpose is now a program under the direction of Mentors International. Our missions co-align and this p...