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Your Impact: Summer 2021

Inside this issue, you’ll see how you’re helping to stop the clock for girls, who are dealing with side effects of the pandemic that are as harmful as the disease itself. You’ll meet inspiring girls like Eti, a sponsored child who is keeping up with school through a radio she received, and see how supporters like you are saving lives in India during a devastating second wave of COVID-19. Theres much more inside, all thanks to your partnership! Thank you for believing in the potential of all children, and for supporting adolescent girls during these challenging times.

Your Impact: Spring 2021

Inside this spring issue of Your Impact, you’ll see how you’re changing lives through sponsorship. You’ll read about inspiring heroes, like Vince, who was a sponsored child and is now a teacher, going the extra mile to help her students learn during the pandemic. And you’ll see a beautiful poem written by Jocelyne, a participant of our Champions of Change program in El Salvador. There’s much more inside, and you made it possible. Thank you for all that you do!

Your Impact: Winter 2021

Inside this winter issue Your Impact, you’ll see snapshots of our COVID-19 global response, made possible by supporters like you. You’ll read an update on Stella, the adolescent girl living in a refugee camp in Uganda who we introduced to you last year. And, you’ll see how you helped raise awareness for girls’ rights by celebrating International Day of the Girl. It will take years to fully recover from this devastating pandemic and economic crisis. But, because of you, there's light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you.

Your Impact: Fall 2020

As we enter into this season of gratitude, there’s one thing we know for sure — we are incredibly grateful for you. Despite the challenges we’ve all faced this year, you haven’t faltered. Inside this fall issue of Your Impact, you’ll see how you’re helping girls, like Jeneba in Sierra Leone, keep up with their studies, and sponsored children, like Metri in Indonesia, stay safe and healthy. You’ll read about the lifesaving aid you’ve provided for families in crisis, like Lamar’s family in Beirut, and how donors like you have given the gift of hope to families who need it most. 

Your Impact: Summer 2020

COVID-19 is challenging our world in unprecedented ways. But, because of your lifesaving support, Plan is able to continue protecting girls and their families, at a time when our work is needed more than ever. The summer issue of Your Impact is dedicated to our COVID-19 response, and how supporters like you are making sure girls and children aren’t left behind in this pandemic. We hope these stories inspire you to keep up the fight, because you inspire us every day.

Your Impact: Spring 2020

We could all use some uplifting news these days. In this spring issue of Your Impact, see how you’re clearing the way for girls like Fasila in Ghana, who refused to give up on her dream of an education, even when all the odds were stacked against her. Discover how Jane, a caring supporter like you, has been quietly lifting girls up for over 60 years. Meet a young leader named Bailey and find out how Plan’s partnership with The Body Shop is inspiring the leaders of tomorrow. And finally, our “Ask Amy B.” advice column is back with a question from Kerri, in Newport, Rhode Island. She asks, “How do boys fit into your work, as a girls’ rights organization?” None of our work would be possible without you — and it must be possible, now more than ever. Thank you for all you do, and please stay safe.

Your Impact: Winter 2020

In this winter issue of Your Impact, see how you continue to transform lives around the world. Get an update on Prey from Cambodia, and how the support of donors like you is keeping her safe, not just today and tomorrow, but for the long term. Meet Rosa, a Champion of Change who is taking charge and changing her community for the better. And discover how Plan is raising awareness of gender inequality in sports through an exciting new partnership with MTV. You'll also read about Faith’s inspirational journey from a sponsored child in Kenya to Plan program officer. Thank you for helping to create sustainable change, and giving hope to the children and communities who need it most.

Your Impact: Fall 2019

This Fall, learn how your support is creating life-changing connections. In this issue, we share a sponsorship relationship about a bond between two families on different sides of the world that has lasted for multiple generations. Read how your impact goes far beyond a single gift with support to skills training projects that help girls, like Gloria, establish their own tailoring business. And discover how we're raising awareness on the importance of equal representation of girls and young women in the media with our International Day of the Girl movement.

Your Impact: Summer 2019

This issue of Your Impact will bring the warmth of summer into your heart. Discover how people like you helped Tort become the first person in her family to graduate high school. Meet Amela, a survivor of Cyclone Idai who saved her baby against all odds. See how child sponsorship has changed the way one 13-year-old boy looks at life. And learn how you can help create more equality for young people. There’s more inside—take a look at all the lives you’re changing. Thank you, for all that you do.

Your Impact: Spring 2019

This spring, you gave a fresh start at life to children who need it most! This issue of Your Impact will show you how you’re helping determined girls see the world—and their own potential—through new eyes. You’ll read about how your Gifts of Hope are empowering brave young women to forge new paths for themselves and their communities. And, you’ll learn more about the fight to end gender inequality and protect the rights of all children. We know we can always count on you to stand up for what’s right. Thank you for your compassion!

Your Impact: Winter 2019

It seems like just yesterday we were making our New Year’s resolutions and cleaning up wrapping paper. But already so much has happened in 2019! Inside this issue of Your Impact, you’ll read how, through your Gifts of Hope, expectant mothers like Meyling received mom-to-be kits and newborn survival kits for their little ones. And, you’ll learn how you’re helping children in Kenya get a head start on learning by going to preschool. There’s much more inside, and you made it possible. Thank you!

Your Impact: Fall 2018

As the year starts to draw to a close and we enter the season of gratitude, we can’t help but feel profoundly grateful for you! Inside this issue of Your Impact, you’ll find stories about some of the people you’ve helped this year. You’ll meet Toñito, a little boy in El Salvador who’s fighting gender stereotypes in his own family, thanks to you. You’ll find out how your gifts to the Where Needed Most Fund helped children suffering in South Sudan’s civil war. And, you’ll see how you are empowering survivors of trafficking in Nepal. Without you, none of this would be possible. Thank you.

Your Impact: Spring 2018

Join us in welcoming spring with another warm, sunny issue of Your Impact: A Report for People Who Take Action. Learn how you’re helping to flush period taboos in Bolivia; see how your fellow Disaster Heroes are making a difference for kids in crisis; read the uplifting story of Michael’s 40+ years of sponsorship; and find out how young Champions of Change are fighting for their right to make a difference in the world!

Your Impact: Winter 2018

We hope you’re as inspired as we are by your global impact in 2017. You’re saving girls from child marriage. You’re keeping children safe in Rohingya refugee camps. You’re helping mothers and daughters in Peru break the cycle of poverty through a corporate partnership for economic empowerment. Read these stories and more inside!

Your Impact: Fall 2017

Meet Laura, a dedicated child sponsor whose impact on the lives of children spans generations. Venture to Nepal and visit a Plan trafficking-prevention booth with MSNBC journalist, Richard Lui. See how supporters are improving the lives of students with disabilities. And check out the first bi-annual Because I am a Girl project update in this issue!

Your Impact: Summer 2017

In this issue, you’ll meet Kristin, a sponsor whose life changed when she traveled to El Salvador to meet her sponsored child. You’ll see how your support is nourishing hungry children in South Sudan, and how your spring Gifts of Hope are lifting children out of poverty and shining a light of hope for entire communities.

Your Impact: Spring 2017

In this issue, get to know Mariam and Heba, teen delegates from Egypt, who you helped advocate for safer cities at the United Nations. Learn how donor support is transforming lives in rural Nicaragua through an organic bee-keeping startup and a new pre-natal health clinic. And see how former Plan sponsored children are shining a light of hope in their communities through the sale of Little Sun solar lamps!

Your Impact: Winter 2017

In this issue, read about how Aminata’s life in Burkina Faso has been transformed because you helped give her the chance to attend school, see how you’ve helped children in Haiti recover and heal after Hurricane Matthew, and review the global impact of your contributions in 2016.

Your Impact: Fall 2016

Meet Radha from Bangladesh, who uses karate to kick child marriage to the curb, discover how Ellen was moved to become a child sponsor by what she saw from the deck of a cruise ship, and learn about how you have helped feed Ethiopian families during their biggest drought in 30 years!

Your Impact: Summer 2016

See how your support has given Paphatsorn new hope and learn about a partnership with Hobsons that's creating brighter futures for children and youth around the world!

Your Impact: Spring 2016

Get the latest update on the Zika virus, learn about a partnership that's paving the way to economic security for women, and see how one Plan sponsor is investing in future generations of children through the gift of endowed child sponsorship.

Your Impact: Winter 2016

The first issue of Your Impact, a new Plan publication created to highlight compelling stories, projects, and insights that bring our donors closer to the work that they have supported throughout the season(s).

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