David Sutherland Interviewed in ANC’s Market Edge

Watch our CEO David Sutherland interviewed by Michelle Ong on ABS-CBN News Channel‘s Market Edge.  David talked about the effects of the pandemic on the people living in ultra-poverty and how ICM is helping them get through these tough times.  David brought up the Sentinel program. Our “sentinels” are hundreds of partner pastors, community leaders,...
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Seeing Hope

In the era of contact lenses and eye surgeries, eye problems may seem like a thing of the past, but for those living in ultra-poverty, vision issues can be an insurmountable challenge. Loreto, a 51 year old farmer in Dipolog, is the primary breadwinner for his family. He works hard to not only provide for...
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Her Savings Group Helped Her Build a House after it was destroyed by a Tornado

  We often say that a savings group can act as a safety net for when its ultra-poor members are facing emergencies. Janice in Dipolog lived this out when she and her family found themselves living in a pigpen. When Janice first joined Transform in 2017, she wasn’t so sure about the livelihood lessons. Wives...
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Ten months of Community Quarantine and the Crisis is Far from Over for the Poor

Ten months into the pandemic and community quarantine, the poor in Palawan, the Visayas, and Mindanao continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. Thirty-four percent were worried that they would not have enough food to eat; two-thirds (67%) percent are earning less than before the pandemic; and a quarter (27%) are unable to pay...
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Transforming lives in Mindanao during COVID-19

When Elizabeth and Mary Ann, both residents in Mindanao, joined Transform, back in February, they had no idea how much help it would be during this difficult year, even though the program was forced to stop halfway through because of the pandemic.   Elizabeth has a large family with thirteen children, their spouses, and eight...
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The Philippine’s DepEd formalizes partnership with ICM to train parents to teach early learners 

Manila, Philippines — The Philippines’ Department of Education (DepEd) virtually signed a Memorandum of Agreement with nonprofit organization International Care Ministries (ICM) on December 4 to train and equip hundreds of thousands of families across the country with distance learning skills during the pandemic. “The role of parents in their child’s early education is very...
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DOH partnership with NGO saves thousands of children from malnutrition during COVID-19 pandemic

In the midst of the hunger crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health (DOH) partnered with International Care Ministries (ICM) to quickly deliver life-saving food relief to cure malnutrition in more than 30,000 children during the COVID-19 community quarantine. Since July, the DOH dispatched thousands of boxes of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and...
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DepEd partners with ICM to help parents nurture kindergarten learners

  December 10, 2020 – The Department of Education (DepEd) virtually signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the International Care Ministries (ICM) last December 4 to cement a partnership to assist parents of learners, especially in Kindergarten, on a better understanding of the modules provided by their schools. DepEd Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External...
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HSBC partners with ICM for sustainable future growth

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, supports sustainable future growth by helping people access education and training to acquire the skills they need to succeed. Through their long-term partnership with ICM, they have helped hundreds of people graduate from the Transform program. Through the years, ICM has been able to...
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Family Academy in the Time of COVID-19

Week after week, month after month, COVID-19 forced Rhodora and her family of nine to stay at home. Problems threatened to overwhelm them. Rhodora’s husband lost his job. Food was scarce. The fear of the virus was always with them. “It is only by God’s grace that we survived,” Rhodora shared, thinking back over the...
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