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.

CENTER FOR DISASTER PHILANTHROPY: Nepal Earthquake

Counseling Center

CDP’s four grants to Nepal focused on child protection efforts from a variety of lenses: community advocacy, education and school rebuilding, anti-trafficking programs during and following disasters, and health and nutrition. The grants went to a variety of organizations in Nepal, large and small, working on efforts post-earthquake in Nepal. The grants served more than 22,000 people in six earthquake-affected districts (direct beneficiaries).

AMERICARES: Health Centers Built Back Better

Building Back Health Centers

On Christmas Day 2016, a typhoon swept the central Philippines with 115 mile-per hour winds, leaving 13 people dead and more than 40,000 families homeless and damaging hospitals and local health centers. Americares emergency response team provided essential health and hygiene kits to survivors. Last year, Americares work in the Philippines included reconstruction and repair of 83 health facilities damaged by typhoons. Each was build back better to withstand the typhoons and floods that put Filipinos health at risk several times a year.

AMERICARES: Medical aid for Hurricane Matthew survivors in Haiti

Americares mobile medical units providing health access

Months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwest Haiti, Elizabeth* and her parents still live in the ruins of their home; when it rains, they hurry to the public market for shelter. “As a survivor I say to whoever is listening, please help us, because my family and I are really in need of help,” says the 19-year-old. When Elizabeth fell ill in December, she didn’t have to go far to find the help she needed—an Americares mobile medical team brought doctors, nurses and critical medicine to her town near Roche a Bateau.

PLANET AID: Something to Sing About

Something to Sing About

Under a tree and with a guitar in hand, Lisboa Alberto melodically begins his social science lesson with a song, and is soon joined by the sweet voices of his fourth grade class.

"I always try a creative way to motivate my students to have a propensity for learning and this is why I always take my guitar to class with me,” said Alberto, who works at Chirindza Primary School about 50 miles from the capital city of Maputo.

PLANET AID: Getting Kids in School: the Problem of Water and Sanitation

Getting Kids in School: the Problem of Water and Sanitation

A version of this post was originally published in the Global Campaign for Education blog.

Usually when people think about improving education, they think about hiring better teachers, increasing funding, and buying new school supplies. In many countries around the world, however, improving education is not just about pedagogy or pencils—there are multiple cross-cutting issues that need to be addressed if more children are to enroll and stay in school, a significant one being the global water crisis that is currently affecting the education of millions of children.

PATH: An innovative approach to end malaria in Zambia

Eliminating malaria is giving kids a brighter future

In Africa, malaria is devastating. It’s the number three killer of children. It’s also chronic, affecting more than 200 million people each year and imposing a great economic burden on families and countries.

PATH is leading the way toward a malaria-free world by focusing on vaccines, new treatments and diagnostic tools, and the rapid elimination of malaria in key countries, including Zambia.

PATH: Giving women the power to build healthier futures

Enabling women to plan their families and stay healthy

Nearly 225 million women want to prevent pregnancy but don’t have access to family planning. One way PATH is working to address this extraordinary unmet need is expanding access to contraceptives like Sayana® Press.

OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL: Building a brighter future in Bogota, Colombia

Sorany

Sorany Garcia grew up facing the many challenges that young people in southern Bogota do – including significant material poverty. And like many girls in her community, she found herself pregnant at 16 and dropped out of school. Her family told her that she had to move out, and she didn’t know what her next steps would be.

OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL: Elisa Francisco Langa

Elisa

Elisa’s small stall in the local market hosts a refrigerated case for soda and shelves lined with home and cooking supplies. But the true focus of the shop is on the low counter that extends around the perimeter of the store, filled with heaping baskets of rice, peanuts and grain. Elisa sells them by the bag, scooping up what her customers need and sending them on their way as she happily chats with her neighbors.

OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL: Farming for his family in Morogoro, Tanzania

Martin

All Martin has ever known is a life of farming. From a young age, he grew rice on a small plot near his home outside of Morogoro, Tanzania. He relied upon sporadic rainfall to water his crops, and harvested as much as he could to both feed his family and sell in the local market - usually about 8 bags per harvest.

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