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.

PINK RIBBON RED RIBBON: How $25 Can Save a Life

Women in Zambian Clinic for Screening

“My name is Lydia Mwelwa and I live in Zambia. I heard about the cervical cancer screening activity through an announcement in my village. I really was not interested in undergoing screening but I was encouraged when a group of ladies came to my home and told me they were part of the team that had come to do cervical cancer screenings. They started teaching me and my neighbors about the importance of undergoing cervical screening and some of the signs and symptoms that I should look out for.

PINK RIBBON RED RIBBON: A Life-Saving Bus Ticket

Frebonia Philipo

“I started experiencing various body changes, including lower abdomen pain. And one day I had a sudden discharge of blood. I told my neighbor who is a nurse about it, and she advised me to visit the hospital. That’s when I went to Bugando Medical Centre,” explains 45 year old Frebonia Philipo of Tanzania. It is thanks to Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, T-MARC Tanzania and Vodacom Foundation that she was able to secure free transport from her village to the Bugando Medical Center for diagnosis and then to Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar es Salaam for treatment of cervical cancer.

HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL: Fayaz's 50 legs

Fayaz

A beautiful golden light falls on the mountains of Kashmir. Simran, a six-year-old girl, and her three-year-old brother Fayaz, are playing close to their home. Simran walks up to an unusual object on the ground. “A ball!” she cries, as she bends down to pick it up. There is a loud explosion.

CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL : Following a path to independence

Levy was awarded a CI scholarship to continue his education

Levy’s father died when he was 4. But that was only the beginning of the hardships the little boy from Lusaka, Zambia, faced during childhood. He spent years breathing through a tube and underwent 10 surgeries. Yet, without a note of self-pity, Levy, now 18, downplays his difficulties. He says simply, “I remember living a restricted life.”

AMERICAN HIMALAYAN FOUNDATION: Get on the good foot: Birmala’s story

Birmala before treatment

Clubfoot is a widespread problem in Nepal, and in many cases it goes untreated for years. Clubfoot used to be treated surgically, but with the advent of the Ponseti method, a non-invasive treatment that gradually realigns the feet with progressive plaster casts, it is much easier on the children. HRDC has pioneered the technique across Nepal, and today offers the treatment to children through all five of their satellite clinics.

MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP: A new bible translation dedicated

Bible Dedication

It was an exciting day in Gety when MAF delivered the first shipment of New Testaments in the Ndura language. For more than 20 years, MAF supported the translation efforts, and now the Gety people joyfully are hearing God’s Word in their heart language. Scripture verses were read aloud as copies were distributed during the community celebration.

MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP: Yellow Fever outbreak support

Yellow Fever outbreak support

For the 19 agency workers battling an outbreak of yellow fever in Kahemba, the seven MAF flights that delivered 3,863 pounds of medical supplies and drinking water were a special blessing. During the dry season, safe drinking water is scarce.

MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP: Hurricane Matthew Relief

Supplies Delivered in Haiti 2016

When Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti’s southern peninsula of Grand’Anse on October 4, 2016, MAF began relief flights the next day. Between October 5 and December 4, 2016, MAF executed 372 flights, delivered 57,232 pounds of cargo (food, water, medicines, tents/temporary shelters, and hygiene kits), carried 1,028 passengers (first responders, medical personnel, humanitarian and ministry teams, and victims), and served the needs of 81 nongovernmental agencies.

ZANAAFRICA FOUNDATION: Success to-date & New Projects

ZanaAfrica Foundation was founded in 2007 by Megan White Mukuria an Ashoka fellow (’15) and a graduate of Harvard University (‘99), who while working with Kenyan street children in 2001, learned that sanitary pads were out of reach for 65% of girls, causing them to not only miss 6 weeks of school each year, but to drop out of school all together at twice the rate of boys.

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