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.


Dr. Renate Asare looks at samples in a lab.

It has been always part of my ambition to undertake a training on haematological malignancy in an advanced health institution after four years working experience in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Fortunately, I grabbed this opportunity from ASH.


I am Gabriel Borelli, from Uruguay (South America). I work as a hematologist and SCT team member at the Hematology & HSCT Department of Maciel Hospital, a public, national reference hospital for adult patients in Montevideo. Our center is the only public transplant center for adults in Uruguay.

I received Hematology and SCT training at our National University until 2001. From 2005 to 2007, I had a 2 year period of clinical and laboratory training at the Cellular Therapy Department of Radiumhospitalet, University of Oslo (Norway).


I’d like to share my experiences in 2014 ASH-VTP with Professor Jean-Jacques Kiladjian at the Saint-Louis Centre D’Investigations Clinique in Paris, France last year. The aim of my training was experience in both laboratory and clinical aspect of Ph-negative MPNs including polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). After complete training, I gain more knowledge about investigations and treatment MPNs from Professor Kiladjian and his colleagues at his MPN clinic, laboratory as well as his kind lecture.


Dr. Satti and her staff.

My name is Humayoon Shafique Satti and I have been working as a scientific officer at Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre (AFBMTC), in Rawalpindi, Pakistan since 2009. In November 2011, I got a chance to visit University Children’s Hospital, Tubingen, Germany through ASH visitor training program. I received 3 months of training on different aspects of stem cell processing including their collection, immuno-magnetic selection, culturing, processing and analysis by flow cytometry.


ARAHA life Saver Campaign is a peer-to-peer crowd funding campaign on our website designed to help our supporters to launch their own fund raising campaigns to support ARAHA’s projects in the Horn of Africa region. The following is an interview with one of our donors highlighting the importance of this campaign and why she joined.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Leila and I’m from Northern California, married with two kids. I am a registered nurse.

What is your role with EMC?

AMERICAN NEAR EAST REFUGEE AID: Gaza Children Learn Through All Five Senses

The kids take a break on the new playground.

As sun streams in through the window, bouncing off the colorful walls of a brand new classroom, a group of children clap joyfully along to nursery rhymes. This is the scene upon entering Al Rahma Preschool in Jabalia, a town just north of Gaza City.

AMERICAN NEAR EAST REFUGEE AID: Paralyzed Syrian Refugee Pursues Education

Adnan el Farmali

Adnan el Farmali is 18 years old and lives in Akkar, North Lebanon with his parents and six siblings. But it’s not really home.

Adnan and his family fled their home in Homs, Syria after Adnan was shot in the back by a sniper while crossing the town bridge to go buy bread for his family. The bullet entered his spine and left him paralyzed.

ACCION INTERNATIONAL: Isidro Medina, clothing manufacturer

Isidro Medina

Measuring economic growth over time is one of the most valuable insights we have into our clients’ lives. It’s also one of the key ways we define our clients’ successes. The idea is to start small and grow steadily with the help of financial advice and small loans along the way. Isidro Medina, Peruvian craft maker and client of Accion partner Credinka, has followed this trajectory remarkably well.

ACCION INTERNATIONAL: Champa Devi, tea stand owner

Champa Devi

Champa Devi owns a chai shop on a thoroughfare just outside of Patna, the capital and largest city in the Indian state of Bihar. Trucks, cars, auto rickshaws, motorcycles, and a host of foot traffic pass by in droves. It is rush hour, her busiest time of day. She smiles warmly, conscious of her foreign visitors and the photographer’s camera, which follows her as she moves swiftly along a rough-hewn wooden counter, serving up steaming glasses of tea from a blackened pot. Customers sit along the counter and on benches behind her, their postures nonchalant but eyes intently watching.

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL: Equality in Agriculture

Women farmers in Nepal

March 8 was International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate women and their contributions to the world. Despite this global, 24-hour celebration, women farmers are often overlooked. Acknowledging the important work of women farmers in agriculture and livestock development is necessary to raise their socioeconomic status. To close the hunger and poverty gap and ensure food and nutrition security, it is essential to invest in these women.