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.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS/ MéDECINS SANS FRONTIèRES USA: Nigeria: Responding to a Malnutrition Crisis in Borno State

MSF supports therapeutic feeding program in Maiduguri

From October to December 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has distributed 810 metric tons of food in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, enough to feed 26,000 families for two weeks. “As a medical organization, it’s not usually MSF’s role to provide people with food,” explains MSF head of mission Phillippe Le Vaillant. “But there are people in desperate need. Other organizations were not stepping in up until now, so MSF was obliged to fill this gap.”


Panuwat is video editor for Thai Scripture in Sign Language

Picking up a book to learn a complex computer program takes a special gift. But it’s especially difficult for Deaf people like Panuwat Manee, the video editor for the Thai Sign Language team.
Thai Sign Language is visually dynamic, but reading is static and two-dimensional, says Panuwat. “Spoken Thai and Thai Sign Language are completely different. For the Deaf, reading means learning a new form of communication and a new language.”
Although reading has always been difficult for Panuwat, a natural gift for technology helped him excel in studying computers and video.

PROJECT HOPE: Young Mother’s Fears Quelled

Nepalese Mother

21-year-old Pramila was pregnant with her second child and was anxious and worried. Her first delivery three years prior was a fearful experience because she didn’t have the medical support she felt she needed.

Pramila is a resident of Bharta, a remote village in Nepal where the health system is weak. The small health post there struggles daily. One of its biggest problems is a lack of trained health workers, and there is not a single birthing center nearby.

PROJECT HOPE: With a Little HOPE, a Baby Can Thrive

Baby Tom

Last spring, we told you the story of Baby Tom Kenyon Smith from Sierra Leone. Baby Tom Kenyon was born premature, along with his twin, in a Bo District Hospital of Sierra Leone. Sadly, his twin did not survive. But with the nurturing and care of Project HOPE volunteers, Baby Tom and his young mother grew strong and were able to return to their home soon after the birth. The family was so grateful for the care and support provided by HOPE volunteers, they honored HOPE by naming Tom after Project HOPE’s CEO, Dr. Tom Kenyon.

WATERAID: Celebrating three bold women who are making water work

Sanou , women's group leader in her community

Whether village chief or pump mechanic, community organiser or hygiene promoter, meet the women who are leading their communities towards a safer, cleaner future.

WATERAID: Meet Maggie--making history in Vimphere

Maggie draws water from the new pump in VImphere, Malawi

When moving to Vimphere 11 years ago, Maggie struggled to access safe and clean water. Water scarcity caused
health problems that kept children away from school and men and women away from their businesses. Not only did
women and girls spend hours collecting and waiting for water, but members of the village, including Maggie, were
often sick with dysentery and diarrhea because the water was unsafe to drink.

WATERAID: Meet Carla--rainwater harvesting in Nicaragua

A Mother's Love & Water

WaterAid sits down with Carla Espinoza, mother of two sons and two daughters, living in Wawa Bar, Nicaragua. Carla practices traditional fishing and agriculture to provide for her family and has recently benefitted from a WaterAid intervention, proving her with access to safe and clean water.


New York, NY – American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish international development and human rights organization, commends the United States Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls for its focus on ending early and child marriage, making it possible for girls to remain in primary and secondary school, and investing in the physical and mental health and wellbeing of girls. This far-reaching strategy was released today by the U.S.

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL: Kamaleshwari’s Story: The Gift of Sight


Sheen is a vast tea estate nestled in the hills of Sri Lanka. Centered around its large green tea factory, this community is home to many struggling families. The local Compassion child development center is an important part of the community, ensuring children in need have nutritious meals to eat and a good education.
Kamaleshwari is one of these children. At just 8 years old, she loves to sing and take part in activities at the center. But Kamaleshwari’s playfulness hides the great challenge she faces.