Help is arriving. By boat, by pedi-cab, by hand.

By Erin Manfredi, Communications Manager, ICM In the midst of the devastation that was left behind by Typhoon Haiyan, the resilience and strength of people in the Philippines is on display. The streets are busy with rebuilding efforts: power line teams are restoring broken power lines, men are rebuilding roofs and using pedi-cabs to transport...

ICM Chairman in Typhoon Affected Area

In the days since the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, ICM has risen to respond to the needs of the victims. With three out of eight ICM regions part of the affected zones, we have been able to deliver immediate aid to the needy, and are beginning to implement longer-term strategies that will help...

Are you dreaming BIG enough?

By Christine Joyce Ajoc, ICM Project Manager, Weekley Project “Are you dreaming BIG enough?” This was the challenge posed to the attendees by the National Livelihood Convergence (NLC), an event organized by ICM’s Livelihood Department in Cebu City, Philippines on September 23-25, 2013, through the generous sponsorship of the David Weekley Family Foundation. The Convergence...

ICM Responds During Earthquake Crisis in Bohol

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines on Tuesday morning severely devastated the Island of Bohol, where one of our ICM Bases is located.  The ICM staff were at home enjoying their public holiday when the earthquake struck.  The ICM Bohol Base employs 54 staff who work with over 600 partner pastors, but with the majority of...

I DIDN’T HAVE ANY CLOTHES FOR THEM

Although rain from the coming typhoon was keeping the city of Bacolod wet, Roselia made her way to the ICM office anyway.  With two three month old babies in her arms, Roselia’s 13 year old son assisted her in and out of the tricycle. Roselia is the first mother to receive ICMs new treatment package...

TOMS “One for One” Movement Reaches ICM Jumpstart Students

Sue Hamilton, ICM Volunteer Writer/Editor The recent TOMS shoe drop to all ICM Bases in the Philippines was a cause for great excitement for many ICM recipients.  TOMS, a US-based shoe retailer, developed a “One for One” movement that has provided ten million new pairs of TOMS shoes to impoverished children in over 60 countries...

Journeying Together to Reach the Ultrapoor

It’s amazing to see people from the other side of the world join us on our journey to reach the ultrapoor in the Philippines.  Recently, Dale Sutherland, brother of ICM’s Chairman, David Sutherland, visited ICM for his 3rd time.  He brought with him a group of visitors from McLean Bible Church (MBC) in Washington DC...

Joanne Walks into a Brighter Future after her Battle Against Cancer

Story by Helen Turner, ICM Co-CEO & COO At the recent Doctors fellowship dinner in Dumaguete I was able to catch up with Joanne Dayapdapan who was one of the first special medical case patients I met when I first started working with ICM. In 2009 Joanne was just 16 years old and had been...

No Age Limit in Fighting Poverty

There will always be an element of surprise to what kids are capable of and what they are able to achieve. Nowadays, children as young as 9 and10years old are making a difference in society. And the 6 children from Kids Against Poverty (KAP) are no exception. Out on a mission to fight poverty in the Philippines, the 6 children...

How to Survive an ICM 101 Trip

Story & Photos by Justine Maceross; ICM Trip Participant It is easy for me to forget that poverty affects the majority of our world.  90% of people deal with corruption daily – a fact I learned in the first ICM 101 Lecture.  This truth is all too forgettable in my day-to-day routine in San Antonio, Texas, where...