Category: Philippines

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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A Beautiful Tomorrow
A Beautiful Tomorrow: Supporting Education Thanks to Believe International and all those who support Pearls with Purpose, these children will have the opportunity to get an education. In 2004, Pearls [...]
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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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Nanette: Pearlologist
We wanted to give the artisans who make the Pearls with Purpose jewelry a title.  We call them Pearlologist. In 2015, our co-op leader Lani interviewed her fellow Pearlologist in [...]
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Create Beautiful Dignity
Create Beautiful Dignity.  This is the Pearls with Purpose motto.  Alone, the words are powerful, full of depth and meaning.  Consider them individually. Create Creating happens, whether we plan it [...]
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We Married for Love
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 [...]
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Everything I do I do For My Family
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 [...]
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“We Know They Love Us”
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 [...]
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Getting to Know Our Pearlologists
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. [...]
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Love = 3 boys, 76 boxes, 224 books, 1174 students
Shared by Wendy Bird, Founder of Pearls With Purpose Foundation One of the initiatives of Pearls with Purpose foundation is to ship much needed supplies into developing provinces in the [...]
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