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.

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

END IT MOVEMENT
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. 
 
TAKE ACTION TODAY
  • 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. 
 

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!” 
 

USA GIRL SCOUTS OVERSEAS: USAGSO's Gold Award Girl Scout

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

Shihab

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.”

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