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.

HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL: A brighter future for Tiba

Tiba

A few weeks ago, Tiba fled the city of Mosul with her family and took refuge in the Khazer camp for displaced people, not too far from the front lines. Due to a congenital condition, she has difficulty standing and walking. To make Tiba’s life easier and to help her move around, Handicap International hope to provide her with mobility aids.

CENTER FOR DISASTER PHILANTHROPY: Refugee Crisis

Students Participate in English Lesson

CDP’s first refugee grants were made inside Syria to organizations working with internally displaced persons. The grants served adolescents through two community centers, with critical trauma and psychosocial support, education opportunities, livelihoods training, and community outreach around gender-based violence and child protection. These grants support adolescents who have been without school for several years and have experienced the trauma of being exposed to conflict and moving multiple times after losing their home.

CENTER FOR DISASTER PHILANTHROPY: Nepal Earthquake

Trafficking Booth

CDP’s four grants to Nepal focused on child protection efforts from a variety of lenses: community advocacy, education and school rebuilding, anti-trafficking programs during and following disasters, and health and nutrition. The grants went to a variety of organizations in Nepal, large and small, working on efforts post-earthquake in Nepal. The grants served more than 22,000 people in six earthquake-affected districts (direct beneficiaries).

AMERICARES: Health Centers Built Back Better

Building Back Health Centers

On Christmas Day 2016, a typhoon swept the central Philippines with 115 mile-per hour winds, leaving 13 people dead and more than 40,000 families homeless and damaging hospitals and local health centers. Americares emergency response team provided essential health and hygiene kits to survivors. Last year, Americares work in the Philippines included reconstruction and repair of 83 health facilities damaged by typhoons. Each was build back better to withstand the typhoons and floods that put Filipinos health at risk several times a year.

AMERICARES: Medical aid for Hurricane Matthew survivors in Haiti

Americares mobile medical units providing health access

Months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwest Haiti, Elizabeth* and her parents still live in the ruins of their home; when it rains, they hurry to the public market for shelter. “As a survivor I say to whoever is listening, please help us, because my family and I are really in need of help,” says the 19-year-old. When Elizabeth fell ill in December, she didn’t have to go far to find the help she needed—an Americares mobile medical team brought doctors, nurses and critical medicine to her town near Roche a Bateau.

AMERICAN HIMALAYAN FOUNDATION: Girls saving girls

Teaching future teachers

One of the most amazing results of our STOP Girl Trafficking project is the amazing work of its graduates! Young women once at risk of being trafficked are now role models. And they’re helping other girls, not only in the classroom, but empowering them to stand up to pressures that would take them out of school—the safest place for them. Here is one graduate’s story, in her own [translated] words:

GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER: Abortion Access

The goal of the Abortion Access Project is to ensure that female victims of rape in armed conflict – servicewomen and civilians alike – are provided access to abortion as a matter of their rights to comprehensive and non-discriminatory medical care under the Geneva Conventions. When we began this work, abortions for war rape victims were not a priority. Now, GJC is one of many organizations calling for the repeal of the Helms amendment and Global Gag Rule due to their impact in conflict zones.

PLANET AID: Getting Kids in School: the Problem of Water and Sanitation

Getting Kids in School: the Problem of Water and Sanitation

A version of this post was originally published in the Global Campaign for Education blog.

Usually when people think about improving education, they think about hiring better teachers, increasing funding, and buying new school supplies. In many countries around the world, however, improving education is not just about pedagogy or pencils—there are multiple cross-cutting issues that need to be addressed if more children are to enroll and stay in school, a significant one being the global water crisis that is currently affecting the education of millions of children.

PATH: An innovative approach to end malaria in Zambia

Eliminating malaria is giving kids a brighter future

In Africa, malaria is devastating. It’s the number three killer of children. It’s also chronic, affecting more than 200 million people each year and imposing a great economic burden on families and countries.

PATH is leading the way toward a malaria-free world by focusing on vaccines, new treatments and diagnostic tools, and the rapid elimination of malaria in key countries, including Zambia.

PATH: Giving women the power to build healthier futures

Enabling women to plan their families and stay healthy

Nearly 225 million women want to prevent pregnancy but don’t have access to family planning. One way PATH is working to address this extraordinary unmet need is expanding access to contraceptives like Sayana® Press.

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