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.

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.

EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT: Women’s Empowerment in Zambia Benefits Husbands, Too

Margaret kept hidden the fact that she was married to someone with HIV. In addition to the health risks, the disease carries with it a stigma that touches not only the infected individual, but his or her spouse and family as well.

HELEN KELLER INTERNATIONAL: Mother Spreads the Word About Vitamin A Supplementation

Helen Keller International

Aminata is a working mother who lives in the Pout district of Senegal. She spends her days selling seasonal fruit to travelers from her market stand, and her nights caring for her family. Aminata has worked the long hours of this job since she was a child, which prevented her from receiving an education.

AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE: Grassroots Grantmaking Empowers Vulnerable Communities

American Jewish World Service

Global Impact Charity Alliance member American Jewish World Service (AJWS) partners with hundreds of grassroots organizations to promote health, education, economic development, disaster relief, and social and political change in the developing world.

ACCION: Once Homeless, Now a Successful Business Owner


Ciudad Bolivar is a sprawling urban area in the southwestern part of Bogota. With an estimated population density of 45,000 inhabitants per square kilometer—Tokyo and New York City have less than 20 and 10 thousand respectively—the city has by most indicators the worst social conditions in Bogota.

CHILDFUND: A Honduran Village Cares for Its Own


In the mountains southwest of Honduras’s capital, Tegucigalpa, latrines are the first visible evidence the presence of ChildFund International, a Global Impact partner.

UMCOR: Dreams Made Possible in a Small Sudanese Village


In El Jadi, a small Sudanese village in East Darfur, extreme climate conditions, including wind, heat and rain make it difficult for students to pay attention in class and for teachers to bear with their distraction.