Girls Behind the Pearls, Pearlologists, Philippines / 21.11.2016

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, along with husband Chris and their son Markenzie, have been able to carve out a comfortable...

Love, Philippines / 22.11.2015

Lani’s story, part 3 Lani attended church each Sunday and in the year before she left for Thailand she met up weekly with a man named Chris whom she had  met at church. Chris had a girlfriend so theirs was just a friendship. Just before Lani left for...

Humanitarian, Philippines / 13.11.2015

Lani’s story, part two. 1986, Lani was 16 years old. In January 1986, the rebel group New People’s Army was inviting local people in our province to join their group and fight against the Philippine Government. My brothers were interested in listening to them but my father did...

Inspirational, Philippines / 30.10.2015

Lelanie Narciso Adalla owns the co-op in Philippines that makes the majority of our beautiful pearl jewelry. We’ve been working with Lani since 2005.WE asked Lani to share with us her life story. The majority of what follows is in her own words.   Lani was...

Philippines / 20.10.2015

Written by Julie Orrock, Director of Operations Three years ago I accompanied Wendy to Philippines and for the first time met the beautiful women that create the jewelry we sell. I remember my first encounter with each of them. When Lani Adalla and her husband Chris drove...