Month: August 2021

7 Lessons in Poverty Alleviation during the Pandemic

How an NGO continued its mission to help the poor in unprecedented times What does it take to pivot and innovate during one of the biggest global crises for a non-profit organization? For International Care Ministries, a poverty-alleviation organization working with the ultra-poor in the Philippines, it meant an assessment of the organization’s strengths, data,...

From Trouble Maker to Livelihood Trainer

In the fight against poverty, we are thankful for our local staff here in the Philippines. They are the ones at the frontlines, doing what it takes to reach communities in need. Most of them know first-hand the struggles our participants face. In fact, Jason of our General Santos base was even a participant in...
tubes of toothpaste

400,000 tubes of toothpaste donations from SWISS through The Amber Foundation

While these are common necessities to most, tubes of toothpaste can sometimes be scarce in households where the ultra-poor live. To help them develop healthy habits, part of ICM’s Transform program educates participants about proper hygiene. Since 1992, ICM has been in the business of transforming lives from a physical, social, and spiritual standpoint. Indeed,...