Success Stories

Since 1956, Global Impact has raised more than $1.7 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 the Global Impact Charity Alliance.

AMERICAN HIMALAYAN FOUNDATION: Get on the good foot: Birmala’s story

Birmala before treatment

Clubfoot is a widespread problem in Nepal, and in many cases it goes untreated for years. Clubfoot used to be treated surgically, but with the advent of the Ponseti method, a non-invasive treatment that gradually realigns the feet with progressive plaster casts, it is much easier on the children. HRDC has pioneered the technique across Nepal, and today offers the treatment to children through all five of their satellite clinics.

AMERICAN HIMALAYAN FOUNDATION: Girls saving girls

Leading by example

One of the most amazing results of our STOP Girl Trafficking project is the amazing work of its graduates! Young women once at risk of being trafficked are now role models. And they’re helping other girls, not only in the classroom, but empowering them to stand up to pressures that would take them out of school—the safest place for them. Here is one graduate’s story, in her own [translated] words:

MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP: A new bible translation dedicated

Bible Dedication

It was an exciting day in Gety when MAF delivered the first shipment of New Testaments in the Ndura language. For more than 20 years, MAF supported the translation efforts, and now the Gety people joyfully are hearing God’s Word in their heart language. Scripture verses were read aloud as copies were distributed during the community celebration.

MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP: Yellow Fever outbreak support

Yellow Fever outbreak support

For the 19 agency workers battling an outbreak of yellow fever in Kahemba, the seven MAF flights that delivered 3,863 pounds of medical supplies and drinking water were a special blessing. During the dry season, safe drinking water is scarce.

MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP: Hurricane Matthew Relief

Supplies Delivered in Haiti 2016

When Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti’s southern peninsula of Grand’Anse on October 4, 2016, MAF began relief flights the next day. Between October 5 and December 4, 2016, MAF executed 372 flights, delivered 57,232 pounds of cargo (food, water, medicines, tents/temporary shelters, and hygiene kits), carried 1,028 passengers (first responders, medical personnel, humanitarian and ministry teams, and victims), and served the needs of 81 nongovernmental agencies.

ZANAAFRICA FOUNDATION: Success to-date & New Projects

ZanaAfrica Foundation was founded in 2007 by Megan White Mukuria an Ashoka fellow (’15) and a graduate of Harvard University (‘99), who while working with Kenyan street children in 2001, learned that sanitary pads were out of reach for 65% of girls, causing them to not only miss 6 weeks of school each year, but to drop out of school all together at twice the rate of boys.

HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL: Fayaz's 50 legs

Fayaz

A beautiful golden light falls on the mountains of Kashmir. Simran, a six-year-old girl, and her three-year-old brother Fayaz, are playing close to their home. Simran walks up to an unusual object on the ground. “A ball!” she cries, as she bends down to pick it up. There is a loud explosion.

HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL: A brighter future for Tiba

Tiba

A few weeks ago, Tiba fled the city of Mosul with her family and took refuge in the Khazer camp for displaced people, not too far from the front lines. Due to a congenital condition, she has difficulty standing and walking. To make Tiba’s life easier and to help her move around, Handicap International hope to provide her with mobility aids.

CENTER FOR DISASTER PHILANTHROPY: Refugee Crisis

Students Participate in English Lesson

CDP’s first refugee grants were made inside Syria to organizations working with internally displaced persons. The grants served adolescents through two community centers, with critical trauma and psychosocial support, education opportunities, livelihoods training, and community outreach around gender-based violence and child protection. These grants support adolescents who have been without school for several years and have experienced the trauma of being exposed to conflict and moving multiple times after losing their home.

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