Success Stories

Since 1956, Global Impact has raised more than $1.8 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people. Each day we work with our charity partners to fight poverty, heal the sick and support communities in need, meeting real needs with real results. Below, please find a sample of success stories from our charity partners.

PROJECT HOPE: Young Mother’s Fears Quelled

Nepalese Mother

21-year-old Pramila was pregnant with her second child and was anxious and worried. Her first delivery three years prior was a fearful experience because she didn’t have the medical support she felt she needed.

Pramila is a resident of Bharta, a remote village in Nepal where the health system is weak. The small health post there struggles daily. One of its biggest problems is a lack of trained health workers, and there is not a single birthing center nearby.

PROJECT HOPE: With a Little HOPE, a Baby Can Thrive

Baby Tom

Last spring, we told you the story of Baby Tom Kenyon Smith from Sierra Leone. Baby Tom Kenyon was born premature, along with his twin, in a Bo District Hospital of Sierra Leone. Sadly, his twin did not survive. But with the nurturing and care of Project HOPE volunteers, Baby Tom and his young mother grew strong and were able to return to their home soon after the birth. The family was so grateful for the care and support provided by HOPE volunteers, they honored HOPE by naming Tom after Project HOPE’s CEO, Dr. Tom Kenyon.

WATERAID: Celebrating four bold women who are making water work

Pauline, the hygiene promoter within her community

Whether village chief or pump mechanic, community organiser or hygiene promoter, meet the women who are leading their communities towards a safer, cleaner future.

WATERAID: Meet Maggie--making history in Vimphere

Maggie draws water from the new pump in VImphere, Malawi

When moving to Vimphere 11 years ago, Maggie struggled to access safe and clean water. Water scarcity caused
health problems that kept children away from school and men and women away from their businesses. Not only did
women and girls spend hours collecting and waiting for water, but members of the village, including Maggie, were
often sick with dysentery and diarrhea because the water was unsafe to drink.

WATERAID: Meet Carla--rainwater harvesting in Nicaragua

A Mother's Love & Water

WaterAid sits down with Carla Espinoza, mother of two sons and two daughters, living in Wawa Bar, Nicaragua. Carla practices traditional fishing and agriculture to provide for her family and has recently benefitted from a WaterAid intervention, proving her with access to safe and clean water.

SAVE THE CHILDREN: The value of early childhood programs in the US

Save the Children is helping kids gain the confidence and the skills they need to succeed right here in the United States through Early Steps to School Success (Early Steps) program. Early Steps, enables children to start school prepared, provides parents with the skills they need to support their children’s development, ensure a smooth transition to school, and increase the community’s early childhood knowledge and resources.

AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE: AJWS COMMENDS STATE DEPT GLOBAL STRATEGY TO EMPOWER GIRLS

New York, NY – American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish international development and human rights organization, commends the United States Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls for its focus on ending early and child marriage, making it possible for girls to remain in primary and secondary school, and investing in the physical and mental health and wellbeing of girls. This far-reaching strategy was released today by the U.S.

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL: Kamaleshwari’s Story: The Gift of Sight

Kamaleshwari

Sheen is a vast tea estate nestled in the hills of Sri Lanka. Centered around its large green tea factory, this community is home to many struggling families. The local Compassion child development center is an important part of the community, ensuring children in need have nutritious meals to eat and a good education.
Kamaleshwari is one of these children. At just 8 years old, she loves to sing and take part in activities at the center. But Kamaleshwari’s playfulness hides the great challenge she faces.

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL: Abonesh’s Story: Clean Water isn’t always safe water

Abonesh

In Alem Tena, a small town in Ethiopia, access to water is less of a problem than in neighboring towns. People don’t have to walk long distances to fetch water from rivers or ponds; rather, most homes have running water, and those that don’t can easily access water taps close by.However, clear tap water doesn’t always mean safe drinking water. Until recently, waterborne diseases were wreaking havoc in this community, and children were the worst affected. Parents often had to take their children to the hospital and pay expensive medical bills that left them without money for food.

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL: Marilyn's Story: Giving birth in a safe environment

Marilyn & her child

In the rural community of Cabacungan in the Philippines, community services are scarce. At the tiny health center, there isn’t even a doctor. Services there are free, but women must make a substantial “donation” for medical assistance in delivering their babies or for health screenings. This means that even the most essential medical care is out of reach for many families. The result is that mothers often give birth at home, without a trained birth attendant, risking infection and other complications.

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