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.

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.

ECPAT-USA: Shine A Light On Slavery Day- ECPAT-1 of 16 Global Partners

Millions are trapped, trafficked, exploited, and enslaved around the world. Join ECPAT-USA and #ENDITMOVEMENT today, Thursday, February 7, 2019, in raising awareness of these continued global atrocities. 
Each year, thousands come together on social media to shine a light on trafficking and exploitation. We're asking for your help to make this light brighter than ever before. 
  • Draw red ❌'s on your hands, snap a photo or video and upload it to social media. 

EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT: 8 Stories of Recovery in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Church Partners Respond to Hurricane Harvey
On August 25, 2017, the most powerful storm to hit the state of Texas in more than 50 years pummeled the Greater Houston area. Hurricane Harvey. Tens of thousands of residents were devastated with major damage to property and homes.

EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT: Farmers in Myanmar Diversify Crops for Economic Stability

Farmers in Myanmar
With assistance from Episcopal Relief & Development and local partners, small-crop farmers in Myanmar are finding ways of keeping to their tradition of growing rice, while increasing their overall production and economic stability.

Meet Chris

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Meet Chris. Chris has been a nurse since 2010 and currently works at a health facility in Archer’s Post Kenya. The facility is modest in size but serves the people of Archer’s Post as well as nomadic pastoralists who walk long distances from their remote villages to the health facility. In total, there are ten nurses, nine support staff, one lab technician, one nutritionist, one counselor, one health record officer and one ambulance driver. “Unfortunately, at this facility we do not have a doctor. We only have nurses and support staff, but we are really doing great,” Chris says. 

Meet Rose

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One year ago, Rose could hardly leave her house. She had been feeling unwell for a long time and she knew it was because she was diabetic. She had seen her family members struggle with the condition and she expected the same ever since she was diagnosed with it. “To be honest, I never believed that one could live a healthy life after being diagnosed with diabetes,” she tells us.