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.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS/ MéDECINS SANS FRONTIèRES USA: Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugees Face New Dangers

Thousands of Rohingya refugees continue to cross the border into Bangladesh, fleeing targeted violence and persecution in Myanmar. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Kate Nolan describes the current situation and the challenges on the horizon.

ACTION AGAINST HUNGER: STRONGER THAN ADVERSITY: AGAWOL'S STORY

Meet Agawol

When her first son was born, Agawol lived in Yargot, a village in the north of what is now South Sudan. There, life has always been hard: depending on a small plot of land to grow food, and coping with very little access to clean water, income opportunities, or health care services.In 2011, in an historic referendum, she cast her vote in favor of South Sudan’s independence from the Republic of Sudan, stamping her fingerprint next to the “yes” box on the ballot: "I thought that peace would be established and that hunger would be a fading memory,” says Agawol.

FREE THE SLAVES: FROM SLAVERY TO DRESSMAKING TRAINER IN THE CONGO

Benita teaching

My story is hard to tell,” says Benita Furaha, a trainer at a dressmaking training center in Rubaya, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Benita’s parents died when she was 13. Her older brother threatened to starve her or to send her out of the house if she couldn’t contribute to household expenses. One option was to find a husband. Instead, she went to work in the mines.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS/ MéDECINS SANS FRONTIèRES USA: Jordan: Healing Patients Wounded by Conflicts

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff at the organization's reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan, are helping to heal the bodies and minds of war-wounded patients from across the Middle East. A team of surgeons operates on victims of conflict whose often complex wounds were caused by bullets, bomb blasts, and explosions. In addition to providing orthopedic, maxillofacial, and plastic and burn surgery, the hospital offers physiotherapy and mental health counseling. Research and innovation are important elements of the program.

ACTION AGAINST HUNGER: CHAMPION OF RESILENCE: HOWA JUMA'S STORY

Howa Juma sharing her story with Action Against Hunger

A grandmother and refugee from South Sudan becomes a champion for resilience: Howa Juma's story is marked with pain, but defined by resilience. This summer she arrived at the Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Yumbe, Uganda, having crossed the border from her home in conflict-ridden South Sudan. She carried her twin grandchildren with her—just two weeks old at the time. The babies, Atoma and Anae Howa, were significantly underweight and suffered from diarrhea. Their mother died in childbirth in rural South Sudan, far from access to basic health services.

UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF (UMCOR): Intervening for Child Refugees in Uganda

Intervening for Child Refugees in Uganda

Global Ministries partner, Medical Teams International, diagnosed baby Brenda with severe malnutrition and malaria and intervened to provide medicine and nutritional supplements.

By Tyler Graf and Bella DiFilippo*

Eight-month-old Brenda grasped at her mother Sabrina’s finger. It was covered with a tasty nutritious supplement called PlumpyNut. After weeks of worry, Sabrina smiled as her youngest child devoured the food. At just 20 years old, Sabrina already has three children, and they mean everything to her.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS/ MéDECINS SANS FRONTIèRES USA: DRC: Fighting the Country’s Worst Cholera Epidemic

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently facing its worst cholera outbreak in more than 20 years: in 2017, 55,000 people fell ill across 24 of the country’s 26 provinces, and 1,190 people died. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is at the forefront of the medical humanitarian response, treating nearly half of all cases nationwide (about 25,300 people). MSF’s cholera response is focused primarily in the provinces of Kongo Central, Kwilu, Kasaï, Haut Lomami, Maniema, Tanganyika, South Kivu, North Kivu, Ituri, and Bas-Uélé.

UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF (UMCOR): Relief for the weary in Syria

Relief for the weary in Syria

The ongoing civil war in Syria has internally displaced more than 6 million civilians. Through support from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), families struggling with unstable security situations and exhausted by harsh living conditions are finding some relief.

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