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.

USA GIRL SCOUTS OVERSEAS: Volunteer & Troop Leader Story

Girl Scouts holding oars

Bolu is a Cadette Girl Scout in Abuja, Nigeria. She has been very enthusiastic about Girl Scouts, but several months ago I saw her catch the vision of Girl Scouts. I watched as everything she has been learning in the past two years came together and she finally believed, finally understood and internalized the message that she is capable, that she can be heard, that her ideas are valuable, that she matters. 

USA GIRL SCOUTS OVERSEAS: Determined to Succeed & Tear Down Walls

Girl Scouts sitting on slide
With a focus on leadership development, cultural competence, and global impact, USA Girl Scouts Overseas supports girls with quality, high-level programs focused on acquiring new skills and becoming courageous leaders. As a Girl Scout, you use both service and action to live out the Girl Scout Promise & Law and “make the world a better place!” 


The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. It recognizes girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities-and beyond. One such Gold Award Scout was Hanna Chuang. Hanna was able to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, while living in Singapore, due to her involvement with USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO).

ANERA: Fisherman’s Children Learn Father’s Trade

Elissar and Bilal

“Usually, a 100 foot fishnet can be sold for $86. Of that, $20 is our net profit, which we use to support our family. It’s also a really flexible job, so I can sew the nets at home.”
Elissar and Bilal are siblings from the village of Tal Hayat in the Akkar province of Lebanon. Elissar dropped out of school in eighth grade, and Bilal dropped out in ninth grade after their father died. As the eldest son, Bilal needed to work to support the family.

ANERA: Gaza Sanitation Campaign Benefits Farms, Schools and Local H


In the 17 years his family has lived there, sanitation has been severely lacking, with an estimated 80 percent of the community unable to access a proper sewage system. For Shihab, health comes first—particularly the health of his family. “My heart ached seeing children roll up their pants just to walk in the streets. It’s unhealthy for them.”


TIJUANA, Mexico – No one is at greater risk for victimization than those who are alone and without resources in an unfamiliar locale. And unfortunately, it’s an all too common story on the streets of Tijuana.

Desperate and with seemingly nowhere to turn, recent deportees are easy targets for human traffickers. Among the most vulnerable are young women aged 15-35, who often have children of their own who can also become victims. All too often, they’re abducted and forced into modern-day slavery as soon as they cross the border.

THE SALVATION ARMY WORLD SERVICE OFFICE (SAWSO): Helping Those who Help Themselves in Argentina

“Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.” – 2 Corinthians 3:5

Club Salvadores de Quilmes Core Services
• Soccer field rental
• Soccer training
• Tournaments, games and Championships

Additional Services
• Locker rooms
• Private parking
• Sports shop
• On-line booking and billing
• Hospitality
• Food and beverage service


Uiko serves with the Japanese Sign Language Bible team

Title: Meet Uiko

When Uiko was growing up, she faced the kind of oppression many Deaf people experience. In school, teachers discouraged her from signing — from using the language she learned as a child — and commanded her to speak Japanese instead.

Her first encounters with Christianity were similar. Uiko was told she needed to read the Japanese Bible. “[I thought] I was already happy,” she remembered. “And if Christianity just meant more rules, I wasn’t interested.”

Then Uiko joined the Japanese Sign Language (JSL) Bible team.