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.


Loveline 2

18-year-old Marie from Cameroon was confused and upset when members of her family took her newborn infant, Loveline, home without giving her the opportunity to hold her for the first time. Marie asked a nurse where her family had gone, and she only offered, “You teenage girls never learn.”

Marie came home to find her family putting away items for a planned baby shower. When Marie demanded to see her child, she finally learned what all the secrecy had been about — her daughter had been born with a cleft lip and palate.

CATHOLIC MEDICAL MISSION BOARD (CMMB): Doctor’s Notes: Tom Catena Reports from Mother of Mercy Hosp

A Mother's Relief: Manil's Second Chance

Dr. Tom Catena is an internationally recognized humanitarian, Catholic missionary, and longtime CMMB volunteer. In May 2017, he was awarded the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity for his courageous work as the first and only permanent medical doctor serving more than half a million people in Sudan’s war-torn, Nuba Mountains. He has been serving at the Mother Mercy Hospital since 2008. Catena typically treats up to 500 patients in a day and is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, delivering babies, performing surgeries, and treating injuries resulting from bombings.

WORLD VISION: Ending the shame of need: A gift of warm coats and boots

Andre & Artem play outside in their new boots & coats

Laura Reinhardt

I remember when I was a child that the first snow was always magical. I couldn’t wait to get all bundled up so I could run outside (or maybe “waddle” is a better word, with all those layers) and go sledding down the hill behind our house. I don’t remember feeling cold. I just wanted to stay outside and play all day.

GLOBAL PARTNERS IN CARE: Siyabonga from Swaziland

The Rocking Horse Project

Siyabonga ("we thank you" in SiSwati, the language of the Kingdom of Swaziland), is what children and families affected by life shortening conditions say to Global Partners in Care and Vitas Healthcare - Inland Empire (California), regarding the new partnership with The Rocking Horse Project for Children's Palliative Care.


Fernanda 2

The entire Cuchipe family works as ranch hands high atop the Andes Mountains, in a remote area of Ecuador. The youngest member, Fernanda, loves their hacienda-life most of all.

Fernanda’s grandmother, Erlinda, shares, “She plays with her uncles until they go to school, and then she works with me the rest of the day. She’ll do whatever I do — she’s like an adult. She especially loves taking care of the animals.”

WORLD VISION: For South Sudanese refugees, surely there's something better

Fera Immaculate, the caseworker for Scovia & Phionah.

Mark Nonkes

Refugees arrive on a rattling bus, many of them children on their own and women with babies on their backs.

There are no smiles while passing the chain-link fence. Staggering into the refugee reception center with torn-up suitcases, a pair of chickens, or just the clothes on their backs, their minds are in the past — conflict, blood, slaughter.


Birth of a baby boy

When the MOAS medical team moved into Bangladesh to begin delivering medical aid to local populations and the Rohingya refugees arriving from Myanmar, we knew it would require a focus on maternal health and paediatrics. The refugee population is made up of 60% children, and with over 55,000 pregnant and lactating women officially registered – and more unregistered within the community – it was only a matter of time before the MOAS medical team started delivering babies.


7 year old Dorcas receives the One Billionth NTD treatment

Throughout 2017 we counted down to our one billionth supported treatment for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and we’re excited to announce that we’ve finally reached our target.

The billionth treatment was an integrated antibiotic treatment for river blindness and lymphatic filariasis. It was distributed to a seven-year-old girl named Dorcas, who was at risk of NTDs in a community in Kaduna State, Nigeria as part of UNITED, one of our flagship programmes.


Sanjida and her mother

11-year-old Sanjida was brought to our team with severe respiratory problems, panicking and struggling to breathe. Her family had experienced terrible violence in Myanmar, and had made the long and dangerous journey to Bangladesh with an increasingly sick Sanjida.

Sanjida was the first patient the Shamlapur Aid Station treated on its opening day, and was immediately diagnoses with acute bronchitis and asthma. The MOAS medical team advised to return to the Aid Station daily to receive the long-term care she needs.