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.

MERCY CORPS: How a Goat Can Change a Girl

A community poses with two goats
With one hand on the rope, Fatsuma gently guides a goat through rows of small, mud huts in her village, the pair softly kicking up dust from the sun-baked land. 
When she reaches her yard, Fatsuma leads the goat inside and closes the thatched gate behind her. As the eldest daughter in her family, she and her twin sister, Aichatou, are charged with helping their mother run their household. Right now, it’s lunchtime. 

PACT: Lighting a path to prosperity and development

A man holds a lightbulb.
U Kyaw Htay, a villager in Myanmar’s Myeik township, Tanintharyi Region, used to only do business when the sun was up.
With his wife, he runs a small café shop that caters to his neighbors in Ashae Taung village. No one wants to visit a dark café, though. So before U Kyaw Htay gained electricity, they rarely saw customers past sunset, limiting his family’s income.


A mother and father with their new baby
Responding to the vast humanitarian need of the 740, 000 Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh in the summer of 2017 to escape violence in Myanmar, MOAS arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh in September 2017 and quickly established two ‘Primary Healthcare Aid Stations’ to serve the refugee camps of Shamlapur and Unchiprang. Here Rohingya refugees and the host community were able to receive expert medical care, and by the end of 2018, these Aid Stations had provided medical assistance to 90,000 people. 

ECPAT-USA: Youth education

ECPAT-USA is empowering youth to take the lead in anti-human trafficking efforts with our Youth Against Child Trafficking (Y-ACT) program. We are involving our primary stakeholders, America’s children, in advocating against sexual exploitation and trafficking. ECPAT-USA trains student to be the foremost advocates in their communities, educating them on the facts, misconceptions and risks of trafficking. We provide them with the tools needed to identify the warning signs and proper resources to protect themselves and their peers.

ECPAT-USA: United to protect children from trafficking

On May 22, we held our second Freedom Awards celebration to honor leaders in the fight to end child trafficking and to support our work to ensure that no child is ever bought or sold. Thanks to our strongest partners and friends, this was ECPAT-USA's largest fundraising event to date. 
We extend a most sincere thank you to each and every one of our supporters for ensuring that we can continue our vital programs to protect children—our most vulnerable population—from trafficking and exploitation.

WATERAID: Tapping the sun in Mozambique

A girl looks at the camera.
Hagira slowly stands up as her friend, Atija, helps steady the brightly colored bucket they are trying to balance on Hagira’s head. Hagira then helps Atija situate her own bucket, full of murky water hauled from the nearby pit. The girls turn toward the rising sun, shielding their eyes as they begin the long walk home.

THE SALVATION ARMY WORLD SERVICE OFFICE: South Sudanese Refugees Seek Safety in Neighboring Uganda

Civil war, unrest and genocide force tens of thousands from their homes
“No stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler.” -- Job 31:32
Refugees flee from across the border from South Sudan, where civil war and genocide have plagued the world’s youngest country since shortly after it declared its independence in 2011. Unrest and ethnic violence have left thousands dead and many more without homes.

INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES: Can you imagine not being able to hear?

Imagine not being able to hear the world around you.
Before getting his first hearing aids, Khaldoun would cry, scream, and hit his head, frustrated that he couldn’t communicate with those close to him. 
Growing up in Syria, Khaldoun had hearing aids and support from his teachers. But the devices eventually wore out and needed to be replaced, and when Khaldoun’s family fled to Jordan during the war, he found it much more difficult to communicate with people outside his family.


Karim (10) and Bilal (13) are brothers who share a love for life and sports. A fan of boxing, Karim aims to stay as healthy as possible and to be a champion athlete one day. Not to be outdone by his younger sibling, Bilal has similar ambitions.

INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES: Greece: Business mentees take bold next step

“You woke us up from dreaming about success and helped us … take real actions,” said Athina, a small-business owner participating in IOCC’s business-mentoring program in Athens, Greece.
Through IOCC and Apostoli’s collaboration with the executives of Kemel, a Greek nonprofit dedicated to supporting businesses, Greek microenterprises are being mentored to boost productivity and profitability.