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.

CARE: Building Understanding and Teaching Tolerance

Training-Regional History and Diversity in Nikozi, Georgia

Mariam, a 15-year-old girl, is a project participant in the Nikozi community of Georgia. Being raised in a village close to the conflict zone and breakaway region of Georgia, building understanding and teaching tolerance is especially important. Trainings that Mariam attended on tolerance and diversity helped her and her friends analyze the issues around them and think and understand better.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN (ICRW): We have too much to lose by not investing in women and girls

[Blog in the Hill]

Each year, with the release of its budget, the White House sends a message about its priorities, values and vision for the country and the world.

This year’s budget proposal is no different and the message it sends about our commitment to the safety and health of those abroad and at home, and to supporting women and girls in particular, is nothing less than alarming.

Less than one percent of the budget goes towards foreign assistance, but that one percent has an enormous impact, particularly on the lives of women and girls.

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE, INC.: In the Kitchen with Leila

Meet Leila Murjan, an asset to our Project CHOP team and a superstar in the kitchen.

Murjan came aboard Project CHOP after relocating to San Diego from Syria. She became a chef in Beruit, Lebanon, and to her working with Project CHOP is a dream come true.

“I was a housewife [in Syria] and wasn’t able to work because my husband did,” said Murjan. “I enjoy being able to work and make money in the kitchen doing what I love.”

BRAC: Pili

Pili and her students

In Tanzania, just 40 percent of pre-primary aged children are enrolled in early childhood education. And most primary schools in the region rely on outdated methods of teaching, like memorization and lecturing, even for the youngest students.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN (ICRW): Child marriage to cost developing countries billions by 2030

[Article in Devex highlighting ICRW's work by Sophie Edwards]

Ending child marriage could add billions of dollars to developing countries’ economies by slowing population growth, improving education and health outcomes for young girls and their children, reducing government budgets, and boosting women’s earning potential, according to new research.

Early marriage is linked to a range of negative social, health and education impacts for the girls themselves, and many of these are passed to their children, making it an intergenerational problem.

SEED PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL: Discovering Vegetables: Esther's Story, Kenya

Esther is a farmer from Makongo village and a member of the Makongo Farmers Network in south-central Kenya, where she owns ½ acre of land. She was forced to relocate from Eldoret in western Kenya due to political instability during 2007-2008. A single mother, she supports eight children, five of whom are in school.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN (ICRW): Facing the Complicated Truth About FGM

[Blog in Ms. Magazine]

Worldwide, there are 200 million women and girls alive today who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), and an additional 2 million who are at risk. Right now, 6,000 girls are cut every day. According to the UN, without concerted and accelerated action, 54 million more girls will be cut by 2030.

HEALTH VOLUNTEERS OVERSEAS: EXPANDING HORIZONS FOR DERMATOLOGY PROFESSIONALS IN VIETNAM

Dr. Nam and Dermatology staff with HVO Volunteer

There is a rising prevalence of chronic and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) throughout the world, which includes a rising prevalence of skin and subcutaneous diseases. Without proper care, these diseases can lead to disability and even death.

CLINTON FOUNDATION: The entrepreneur bringing clean energy to inner cities

Donnel Baird grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn where he witnessed firsthand the realities of inner city living. One unexpected reality: relentless, unforgiving cold.

“I remember how inefficiently we would heat our one-bedroom apartment. When it got cold outside, we would turn on the stove and open the oven door,” he said.

Childhood experiences like this left a lasting impression on Donnel, motivating him to become a community organizer after college in Brownsville, Brooklyn – the neighborhood with the second highest incarceration rate in New York City (2015).

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