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.

AFRICARE: Children Given Access to Clean Water and Education

In Mali more than 60 percent of the population lives in rural areas with limited access to clean water. The terrain there is rocky, making the process of digging wells very expensive. It is not uncommon for women to travel very long distances in search of water sources. Many children, mostly aged 7 to 13, are forced to stay home and assist their families in gathering water; they are not able to attend school.

ACCION: Microloan Gives Mother of Three a New Start

The first time a customer ordered tea from Bainabai Sagar at her roadside shop, she was paralyzed by fear. “I was so nervous I forgot to put in the sugar,” she explains. “Everyone was watching me. I had to throw out the chai and make it again.” Since that first day, Bainabai has built a steady customer base and a network of local supporters for her chai business, from which she earns $2.22 daily.

AFRICAN MEDICAL & RESEARCH FOUNDATION: Job Skill Training Gives Orphans Hope for a Better Future

As a child, George Ojor lost his father to war and his older brother, who stepped in to care for him, to AIDS. George was, in effect, orphaned twice—all too common for Ugandan youth in the 80s and 90s, as war and HIV wreaked havoc across the country.

Fortunately, when George was 12 years old, he was able to turn to a project in the Luweero district of Uganda sponsored by Global Impact charity partner, the African Medical and Research Foundation, also known as AMREF.


When Jacqueline* and her two teenage daughters abruptly fled their village last fall because of fighting in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, they managed to escape with only a pair of cooking pots and a small rug to sleep on. Since then, they have been forced to move several times among the camps sprouting up on the outskirts of Goma, the provincial capital — never feeling safe or enjoying the least bit of privacy.

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE: A Grant and a Chicken Coop

After the death of his wife, Marianna, Victor was lost. But with four of his nine children still living at home, he knew he had to find a way to provide for his family. He also had to keep his mind off his grief. “I was in need of some activities to fill in my mind and forget about my misfortune and sadness for the loss of my wife,” Victor said. 

SIGHTLIFE: Seeing the World Through New Eyes

Karthik lives in India with his parents. Karthik is a source of joy to his family. He likes school, but above all, he loves superheroes. Just like all superheroes, Karthik had to confront his nemesis.

SAVE THE CHILDREN: A Dream of Better Education

Dr. Tererai Trent dreamed that one day she would have the opportunity to pursue the education she longed for as a child—and so would all the girls and boys of her village.

AMERICARES: Helping Heart Patients in Uzbekistan Reclaim Their Lives

Yuldash Djalilov, a 60-year-old cattle farmer from Uzbekistan, has 14 good reasons to stay healthy: his 14 wonderful grandchildren. But his high cholesterol interfered with his ability to live a full, active life and put his health at significant risk.

ANERA: Big Sister Treated for Parasites Thanks to Health Awareness Sessions

Baraa lives with her family in a refugee camp in Jabalia. The conditions in the camp are such that Baraa and her roughly 100 classmates must navigate through an obstacle course of trash and sewage to get to school.

CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL: A Little Training and a lot of Heart Go a Long Way for a Filipino Teenager

San Miguel Island, off the coast of Tabaco, Philippines, looks like a Pacific Island paradise. The sandy beaches hemmed by palm trees and lush, rolling hills make it idyllic. To 19-year-old island native Patrick, however, the lack of opportunities made it seem less like a paradise and more like a trap.