We look forward to a day when no child has to live in ultra-poverty.
Since 1992, 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
Together, we have brought one million impoverished Filipinos transformation in every area of life.
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.
ICM's Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 has been affecting people all around the world. Those living in developing countries face the greatest challenges. At ICM, we are offering our diverse networks and decades of experience to be part of the solution.
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.
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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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.
No Mountain too High, No Valley too Low
“Almost all of the children here were crying because they didn’t have food. Some families are large and suffer from hunger,” Pastor Silin told ICM staff. She is one of our thousands of partner pastors living and working in ultra-poor communities all across the Philippines. She had been hosting a Transform program in a remote mountain community when COVID-19 struck.
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.