We look forward to a day when no child has to live in ultrapoverty.
For 25 years, ICM has been providing help, inspiring hope and creating change for families living in extreme poverty in the Philippines.
“The fact that ICM sees meaningful progress using low capital interventions can give every donor confidence that each dollar makes a measurable difference.”
— Paul Penley, Excellence in Giving Report 2017
ICM finds and helps the poorest families who others can’t reach.
Our strategies are backed by in-depth, world-class research.
We deliver the highest impact for the lowest possible cost.
Together, we have brought one million impoverished Filipinos transformation in every area of life.
Poverty is complex. It permeates every area of children’s lives – food, shelter, relationships, hygiene, education, emotions, financial stability. ICM’s holistic approach offers solutions that reach children in all of these areas.
Hope is the Key: Through our Transform program, children have hope for a brighter future. Parents are equipped to provide financial stability, nutritional meals, a healthy home environment and an educational foundation.
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With her two-week-old infant at her side, Gina signed up for ICM’s Transform program. She knew she needed to learn to supplement the family’s income. Approximately 97% of ICM’s Transform participants are women, the majority of whom are mothers caring for their families, living in ultrapoverty. Over 16 weeks, Gina learned to triple her family’s monthly income.
ICM Research Team Shares Feeding Strategies at International Conference
ICM’s research on treatment strategies for feeding malnourished children living in ultrapoverty is reaching the ears of academics in the Asia Pacific region. Last month, ICM’s Director of Research, Dr Lincoln Lau, spoke at the 1st Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Conference in conjunction with the Nutrition Society of Malaysia’s 32nd Annual Scientific Conference.
ICM is able to find and serve ultrapoor families living in hard-to-reach slums, mountain communities and coastal villages across the Philippines. This wide reach is only possible due to scalable partnerships with thousands of community leaders in local churches across the country. Our partnership with pastors form the foundation of ICM’s work and we support these leaders with training and resources.
If you’re in Hong Kong or the Philippines we have great opportunities for volunteers in our offices. But wherever you are in the world, we would love to hear from you and get you involved.