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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Because of this house...I left behind the stress and worry.

Tammie

Before this house, we moved around, just trying to find affordable housing, getting out of bad situations. It seemed like we could never find a safe, affordable place to live. The lack of safety. The very high cost in rent. Being able to afford only that and nothing else.

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.

AFRICARE : Empowering Women in Nigeria through Clean Cooking

Clean Cooking

In Nigeria, more than 98,000 women and children die every year due to firewood smoke from traditional cookstoves. Women labor at or around these traditional cookstoves - which use wood, charcoal or kerosene - for hours a day, often with infants strapped securely to their bodies; mother and child both exposed to dangerous smoke and pollutants.

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 : Creating a Safe Place for Women to Give Birth in Africa

Maternity Waiting Home, Bong County, Liberia

Every day in sub-Saharan Africa about 550 women die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Liberia has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios, with 1 death out of every 13 deliveries. The mortality rate of newborns, within the first 28 days of life, is also high-37 for every 1,000 live births. These deaths are all the more tragic because they result largely from preventable complications that arise during the critical period of labor, delivery, and the immediate 24 hours after giving birth.

AFRICARE : Breaking the Cycle of Malnutrition in Tanzania

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)

Approximately 33.4 percent of children under the age of five in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania experience stunting - a condition resulting from chronic malnutrition. This lack of adequate nutrition robs children of physical strength and impairs their cognitive development, leaving them at high risk of frequent illness and falling behind in learning.

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.

UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF (UMCOR): Advocacy for our neighbors

Advocacy for our neighbors

By Bella DiFilippo*

In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In response, The United Methodist Church is focusing on advocacy and increasing support for National Justice for Our Neighbors (NJFON).

The JFON network grew out of the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s (UMCOR’s) long commitment to refugees and immigrants. Since UMCOR’s founding in 1940, refugee ministry has been at the heart of its work, guided by Christian values of hospitality to the stranger.

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