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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: This is my house

If I hadn’t found Habitat, we would still be in that one-bedroom apartment. And it wasn’t the best
of conditions.

There was an old electric stove, and depending on what you were doing, you’d get shocked. The
dryer was always going out, and we had to hang clothes all over the house. It seemed really quiet
when we were looking for a place, but then over time, there was a lot of violence. There was
actually a homicide in our building. It’s those things that put a lot of stress on people, and we were
definitely feeling that.

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: A young Nepalese boy eager to return to school after surgery

Anil being screened

Growing up in a small village in Eastern Nepal, Anil Rai, now eight years old, was always a sweet and energetic boy. He was a merit student at his school and eager to learn until his vision started to blur.

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: Henok Lema

Henok with HCP board member and volunteer Dr. Matt Oliva

Since losing sight in his right eye several years ago, 13-year old Henok Lema from Kulbi, Ethiopia in the state of Oromia, had almost given up on his dream of becoming an engineer.

His poor vision was holding him back in school and he was no longer able to perform as well as his classmates. Even his mother, witnessing the

AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE: Doing the Doable in Bidi Bidi

Doing the Doable in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement

You may not have heard of Bidi Bidi. In a few short months it has become the second largest refugee camp in the world. This summer it was a sleepy Ugandan border town – but today it is home to some 270,000 refugees, most of whom have fled South Sudan.

AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE: Welcome to Asili

Asili Clinic

Democratic Republic of Congo is where ARC's very first social enterprise – Asili – is taking root.

Asili takes business principles and applies them to some of the toughest problems in Congo. Problems like access to quality healthcare, clean water, and a fruitful livelihood. Asili offers world-class services, at prices that Congolese families can afford. Designed hand-in-hand with Congolese mothers and communities, patients have remarked on how – after decades of war – Asili stands out as a beacon of hope and of change.

CHILDFUND INTERNATIONAL : Fighting Corporal Punishment in Timor-Leste

Fighting Corporal Punishment in Timor-Leste

In Timor-Leste’s education system, corporal punishment is pervasive. A 2014 government survey found that 67 percent of children in Timor-Leste have suffered physical punishment at school. In response to this survey, ChildFund Timor-Leste has implemented Children Against Violence: An Anti-Corporal Punishment Campaign. The project aims to build children’s capacity and confidence to speak out against corporal punishment and other child protection risks.

CHILDFUND INTERNATIONAL : A Kenyan Community Fights Against Child Neglect

A Kenyan Community Fights Against Child Neglect

Grace, 13, Elisha, 12, Gideon, 10, and Florence, 9, are siblings living in Nairobi, Kenya’s Lunga Lunga slums. Two years ago, their father, John, refused to take them to school, so they had to drop out. He said he did not see any value in education. John sent the children and their mother, Catherine, back to their rural home in Embu County, where they would spend the whole day doing farmwork and attending to other chores. And he refused to send home any money to support them.

CLINTON FOUNDATION: Meet Christina

Christina Mwale

Christina Mwale is a farmer with CDI’s Anchor Farm Project in Malawi. As an energetic mother of a 3-year-old and the main provider for her family, Christina has always had an entrepreneurial spirit.

CLINTON FOUNDATION: Meet Wazia

Wazia Chawala

Wazia Chawala is a smallholder farmer, a mother of seven, and a lead farmer with the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) in Tanzania.

WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS : Meet Rajiya

Trauma healing groups help hurting people

My name is Rajiya which means “hope.” I live in the Middle East and am a Chaldean Christian. In the course of the last two years I lost hope. A militant group has been wreaking havoc across our land. They have kidnapped my people, driven us from our villages, and killed us. Many have fled, risking their lives and livelihoods to escape the terror. I stayed, along with thousands of others who had been uprooted. My body was still intact, but internally I was torn apart. My spirit wept, but I could not find tears.

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