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.

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.

UNITED SEAMEN'S SERVICE: S.O.S

S.O.S. – “USS Rising” A Capital Funding Campaign

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 And most primary schools in the region rely on outdated methods of teaching, like memorization and lecturing, even for the youngest students.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): 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.

UNITED SEAMEN'S SERVICE: American Merchant Marine Library Services - A USS Affiliate

AMMLA Staff Deliver Books To The MV Ocean Crescent

USS-AMMLA LIBRARY SERVICES

Since 1921, the American Merchant Marine Library Association (AMMLA), a United Seamen's Service (USS) affiliate has supplied “seagoing libraries” to American Merchant Marines, the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, and to seafarers of allied nations. As a non-profit, non-sectarian library service, AMMLA’S primary objective is to meet the educational, recreational and self-help needs of seafarers by offering a library service on a wide array of subjects.

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.”

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE, INC.: Pursuing an Education: Silva's Story

Silva excitedly signs the alphabet and various animals in a language she did not speak a few weeks earlier. At an after school meeting, she’s eager to demonstrate her progress in learning American Sign Language (ASL). With the help of the IRC, Silva found a new school where she can thrive. However, it has been a long journey to get there.

CARE: Story of one Senoara and a CARE Health Center

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I met one melancholic Senoara at the CARE-run health center in Balukhali makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She’s 6-month pregnant with her first child. But her face strikingly lacked any sign of happiness. She looked quite stiff and somber. I really wanted to know what happened to her. So I asked.

KICKSTART INTERNATIONAL: From Poverty to Prosperity: Fabian and Nyina's Story

Fabian & Nyina's story

Meet Fabian and Nyina, a couple in rural Kenya who built such a successful farming business that they are able to support their family and members of their community, despite having limited experience and resources.
This is their incredible story of how they purchased a KickStart irrigation pump, became prosperous members of their community, and paid it forward:

HEALTH VOLUNTEERS OVERSEAS: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF PARTNERSHIP IN IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH

Ugandan pediatrician holds her young patient

“I think developing professional relationships with international colleagues – teaching together and exchanging ideas provides not only personal satisfaction, but the opportunity to build pediatric capacity together,” commented Health Volunteers Overseas pediatrics committee member and volunteer, Cynthia Howard, MD, MPH, FAAP.

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