Pearl Foundation focuses on long-term interventions to build a culture of resiliency and self-reliance in impoverished communities that forms the foundation for poverty eradication.[\lead]

To this end, Pearl Foundation creates lasting impacts by establishing educational and healthcare facilities, providing vocational training and financial management services, and facilitating higher education opportunities through scholarships.  For instance, one Pearl Foundation project aims to set up small instructional sewing schools in Pakistan where widows, orphans, or other disenfranchised people can learn sewing skills and contribute towards actual textile work. The finished products will be marketed through Pearl Foundation and its networks, with all proceeds returning directly to the workers and their communities.

Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. ~ Nelson Mandela.

By providing people with a marketable skill set, aid beneficiaries would be actually working and earning their livelihood. This would help them become self-sufficient and gain the self-esteem and dignity needed to lift themselves out of poverty.  For other community members in need of long-term assistance, Pearl Foundation works with communities to create local job opportunities and helps them secure employment through its professional and social networks.