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.

SHELTERBOX USA: The Road to Recovery-ShelterBox Response to Cyclone Winston

Diane and Baby Yokimi in Fiji

Baby Yokimi was just three months old when Cyclone Winston hit. The storm, the worst ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, brought massive destruction to the island nation of Fiji. Torrential rain, wind speeds of 200 mph and 40ft waves obliterated up to 90% of structures and left an estimated 120,000 people without shelter.

CLINTON FOUNDATION: Meet Wazia

Wazia Chawala

Wazia Chawala is a smallholder farmer, a mother of seven, and a lead farmer with the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) in Tanzania.

CLINTON FOUNDATION: Meet Christina

Christina Mwale

Christina Mwale is a farmer with CDI’s Anchor Farm Project in Malawi. As an energetic mother of a 3-year-old and the main provider for her family, Christina has always had an entrepreneurial spirit.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: I see great things

My name is Angel Meza. I’m a Habitat homeowner.
Having four kids and trying to find a decent, affordable place to
live is extremely difficult. It’s probably one of the hardest tasks
as a single parent — to find a location that is big enough, that
you can afford and that is safe.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: This is my house

If I hadn’t found Habitat, we would still be in that one-bedroom apartment. And it wasn’t the best
of conditions.

There was an old electric stove, and depending on what you were doing, you’d get shocked. The
dryer was always going out, and we had to hang clothes all over the house. It seemed really quiet
when we were looking for a place, but then over time, there was a lot of violence. There was
actually a homicide in our building. It’s those things that put a lot of stress on people, and we were
definitely feeling that.

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: A young Nepalese boy eager to return to school after surgery

A young Anil

Growing up in a small village in Eastern Nepal, Anil Rai, now eight years old, was always a sweet and energetic boy. He was a merit student at his school and eager to learn until his vision started to blur.

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: Henok Lema

Henok with HCP board member and volunteer Dr. Matt Oliva

Since losing sight in his right eye several years ago, 13-year old Henok Lema from Kulbi, Ethiopia in the state of Oromia, had almost given up on his dream of becoming an engineer.

His poor vision was holding him back in school and he was no longer able to perform as well as his classmates. Even his mother, witnessing the

AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE: Doing the Doable in Bidi Bidi

Doing the Doable in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement

You may not have heard of Bidi Bidi. In a few short months it has become the second largest refugee camp in the world. This summer it was a sleepy Ugandan border town – but today it is home to some 270,000 refugees, most of whom have fled South Sudan.

AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE: Welcome to Asili

Asili Clinic

Democratic Republic of Congo is where ARC's very first social enterprise – Asili – is taking root.

Asili takes business principles and applies them to some of the toughest problems in Congo. Problems like access to quality healthcare, clean water, and a fruitful livelihood. Asili offers world-class services, at prices that Congolese families can afford. Designed hand-in-hand with Congolese mothers and communities, patients have remarked on how – after decades of war – Asili stands out as a beacon of hope and of change.

CHILDFUND INTERNATIONAL : Fighting Corporal Punishment in Timor-Leste

Fighting Corporal Punishment in Timor-Leste

In Timor-Leste’s education system, corporal punishment is pervasive. A 2014 government survey found that 67 percent of children in Timor-Leste have suffered physical punishment at school. In response to this survey, ChildFund Timor-Leste has implemented Children Against Violence: An Anti-Corporal Punishment Campaign. The project aims to build children’s capacity and confidence to speak out against corporal punishment and other child protection risks.

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