IMPACT was founded by the late Rotarian and Paul Harris fellow Sir John Wilson in the early 1980s and has had close links with Rotary ever since.

Rotary Clubs of Great Britain and Ireland have generously supported our work over the years. In 2007, Rotary clubs worked together to raise funds to replace the old carriages of the Lifeline Express hospital train, which takes medical care and surgery to remote rural communities in India.

The generous support of Rotary clubs has enabled us to sink boreholes and install rain water harvesting systems in impoverished Kenyan communities ; establish home gardens and IMPACT Mothers’ clubs in Bangladesh and Nepal; provide essential maternity equipment to IMPACT health centres in Cambodia; take vital healthcare to people in Africa and Asia; and so much more!

‘We have worked with IMPACT for many years. Over the years, we have supported projects that take healthcare to the heart of marginalised communities in India, via the Lifeline Express, we have supported surgical camps on board the Jibon Tari floating hospital, which have restored the sight, hearing and mobility of impoverished people. We have also supported water projects that bring safe water to families living in poverty in Bangladesh and Kenya. We are always impressed with how IMPACT keep their overheads to a minimum, ensuring that funds are spent directly on their programmes. We are also very happy with the reporting process, as we receive regular reports and updates on the projects we support, including photos. IMPACT take great care to let us know how our funds have impacted upon the communities we are helping.’

Jorge Namihas – International Officer, Rotary Club of Hart

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We are truly grateful to all the clubs who support our work. Get in touch with us to find out how your club can help us take vital medical care to even more people.