Category: Girls Behind the Pearls

Loss
Lani Adalla For 20 years Lani Adalla has been working to lift herself and her family out of poverty. The tenacious leader of the Pearls with Purpose Philippines co-op, Lani, [...]
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Wonderfully Better than Expected
Sometimes life stinks–it’s just the worst.  Murphy’s Law reigns and you’re thinking of changing the “Murphy” to your surname since you have such a personal experience with things going wrong. [...]
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Beautiful Pearls
When people first started wearing pearls centuries ago, they wore them as a statement of beauty, wealth, power and exclusiveness.  The beauty hasn’t changed, but now your pearls can be [...]
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Creating Pearls with Purpose
Wendy Bird thought she was going to be creating jewelry in Utah.  Instead she ended up creating opportunities for families internationally. In 2002 Wendy woke up one morning and checked [...]
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Dignity from Despair
I officially became a single mom in the hospital giving birth to my second child.  I got the email from my attorney with the judge’s decree. I held my daughter [...]
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The importance of gratitude
Shared by Wendy Bird, Founder of Pearls With Purpose Foundation Thanksgiving is quickly coming upon us and one of my favorite traditions is gathering with my friends and family around [...]
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The will to work with a SMILE
Shared by Wendy Bird, Founder of Pearls with Purpose Foundation This is a follow up to the story, Finding Peace for Fantine posted on February 15 It was nearly lunchtime [...]
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A SMILE on their faces
It doesn’t matter what part of the world you live in, food is a universal human experience, and one of the things that can cross the boundaries of language and culture.   Shared [...]
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Something to SMILE about
Shared by Wendy Bird, Founder of Pearls with Purpose Foundation Desi was in our second training group of leprosy-affected women. She had lost her fingers due to the disease, most [...]
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Girls Behind the Pearls: Ashley Wright
We are so excited to introduce you all to our newest Girl Behind the Pearls, Ashley. Ashely is our Pledge representative and is so excited to get to know all [...]
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