Stories

These are not stories of people in poverty. These are stories of people who overcame poverty.

Through our research process, we selected 20 amazing nonprofits that are effectively helping the global poor. Then, we interviewed one person who has been impacted by each organization. Read their real stories told in their own voices.

Health

“I couldn’t do anything when my eyes went dark.” Adama

Surgeries

“I woke up at the hospital.” Kika Sansago

Health Systems

“I used to have typhoid every year." Maya Chaudary

Clean Water

“My name is Sarah Wambui Mwaniki.”

HIV/AIDS

Education

“I didn’t have a chance to go to secondary school.” Justin Hiari

Build Schools

“My name is Alexandra Montel."

The Left Behind

"We started the school" Eddy Galvez

Resource Schools

"My name is Jolie Sifa Kpaka"

Future Leaders

Safety

"I want to share my life story with you.” Claire

Slaves

"You can become whatever you want." Al

Refugees

"I want to live beautifully” Venilla

Burn Victims

"I was sentenced to death." Morris Kaberia

Prisoners

Capital

“We are Femmina Uganda." Carol and Joanitah

Startups

“I felt like my life was disorganized." Juvita Cerron

Savings

“My name is Kelvin Bob-Manuel.”

Employment

“The future has to be imagined” Jose Luis

Small Businesses

Ministry

“I grew up in a culture that promotes FGM" Dorcus Parit

Vulnerable Children

“My name is Bahati Zabibu."

Missionaries

“I grew up in an abusive family” Yuliana Gombo

Remote Villages

“First of all I want to thank the Lord” Balkisu Djafara

Unreached Children

Core Fund

"My name is Brian"

Simple Charity

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