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.

ASHOKA: Wildlife Protection - Uganda

Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, the first female veterinary officer in Uganda, is showing how important it is to track and minimize the spread of diseases across three distinct populations: humans, domestic animals, and wild animals (gorillas). And how to do so. Despite the fact that it is well known that diseases can spread from animals to humans (zoonosis) and from humans to animals (anthroponosis), this fact has been largely ignored in part because public health and wildlife efforts don’t connect.

ASHOKA: Migration – Central America

Once a person decides or is pushed to leave home and go to a very different place, both the journey and the welcome can either be easy or dangerous and very hard. Ashoka Fellows are changing the odds all along this life path. In the words of Flaviano Bianchini, an Italian Fellow who lived the illegal migrant’s experience moving from Guatemala City to the U.S.

ASHOKA: Environment & Migration - India

Environmental decline and failure are forcing more and more people first to suffer and then to flee. Too little water or too much, soils that are either waterlogged or hard as rock and white with salt all drive farmers and their families into the cities. Climate change and bad management are making such pushes more and more common.

FOOD FOR THE POOR: Feeding the Hungry

After

Foor For The Poor/Haiti
Children from Haiti affected by the earthquake in 2010 called this orphanage home, even though it lacked a proper kitchen or safe place to eat.

Children have a brand new kitchen where their meals are cooked and the staff has more space to safely prepare meals as part of the Angels of Hope program supported by Food For The Poor donors.

FOOD FOR THE POOR: A HOME TO CALL THEIR OWN

Before

Food For The Poor/Jamaica
Roshida and her children were living in a makeshift, unsafe tin shack that flooded when it rained and the flimsy walls swayed with strong winds. The family also suffered from daily hunger.

Today, Roshida and her children are living in a beautiful new home with sanitation and access to lifesaving water. Now, they can lie in bed at night and listen to the rain on the roof instead of fearing their house will collapse on them. They also received food to help with the lack of sustenance and daily hunger they were experiencing.

AFRICARE : Monsanto Fund Helps Africare Address Malnutrition in Kenya

Children of Africa

Turkana County, Kenya is in the throes of a critical food emergency. Record malnutrition rates, erratic climate and a disruption of traditional food sources have led the World Health Organization to designate the area as an Acute Food and Livelihood Crisis. But, thanks to a grant from the Monsanto Fund, Africare will soon start helping pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children live healthier lives by increasing access to nutritious foods and nutrition education.

AFRICARE : Africare Published in the Malaria Journal

DEKI READER

“The role of the Deki Reader™ in malaria diagnosis, treatment and reporting: findings from an Africare pilot project in Nigeria.” Adah et al., 2018.

Learn more about these findings by clicking here or to download: https://rdcu.be/RUA7

AFRICARE : Africare and Merck Partner to Build a Better Future for the

Africare and Merck

Africare and Merck & Co., Inc.* collaborated this year to continue our commitment to building bright, vibrant futures for Africa’s children.

Through the MSD Fellowship for Global Health, three Merck employees spent three months in Malawi with Africare to focus on the development of a five-year strategic plan for The Institute for Child Wellness in Africa (TICWA). With expertise in strategic planning, clinical research, and communication & stakeholder engagement, the Merck Fellows developed a clear roadmap to accelerate TICWA’s success.

AFRICARE : Tanzanian Villagers Fight Drought and Flourish

Living in dry, desert-like conditions isn’t easy for people in the Mvumi Village, Mvumi District in Dodoma Region of Tanzania. Extended periods of drought and limited wa- ter sources routinely lead to dry fields, parched plants and poor crop yields, creating hard times for farming families. Fortunately, the beneficiaries of the USAID funded program through Feed the Future and the Global Health Initiative supported the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) are able to meet these challenges head on. “Mwanzo Bora” in Swahili means good start.

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