Unceasing Hope

Widowed and living with her two children and three grandchildren, Dolores had every excuse to lose hope. Only she and her son had jobs, and even with their combined income, they only had PHP19 (USD 0.40) a day per person to cover their daily expenses. But instead of faltering, she persevered and now her story...
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Transform Riders

Every Monday, there was a stirring in Sitio Kanggabok, a small sleepy village in the mountainous part of Santa Catalina in Negros Oriental. The first day of the week, the community became a host for ICM’s Transform program. There were signs when it is a Transform day. Motorcycles rented by ICM trainers arrive, rambling through...
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Hygiene Heroes Corporate Challenge

For the past few years, Soapcycling has been partnering with ICM by providing soap for our programs. Established in 2011, Soapcycling’s main goal is to encourage students in the University of Hong Kong to achieve a quality internship experience while recycling used soap for people in need. Soaps are collected from more than 100 partner...
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Empower and Enrich

Equipped with unwavering determination and a servant heart, 47-year-old Pastor Eliseo has changed the lives of many in the district of Mangorocoro, Iloilo, through his church and the Transform program. With 13 years of experience serving as a pastor and four years as a member of ICM’s Thrive pastor network Eliseo can unquestionably testify to...
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Giving Back

Bless understood what it meant to live in poverty from an early age. At the time of her birth, her parents didn’t even have a permanent home and were forced to move from place to place, staying with members of the church her father pastored. This is a common story. Many pastors who minister in...
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Three Years Later

How much difference can four months really make? Transform, our core program which delivers lessons on values, health livelihood, lasts for four months. A significant number of our stories show the transformation that happens at the end of the program. Businesses started, relationships restored, health regained. But what about when the four months is over?...
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CAPIZtahan Festival Fun!

Roxas City in Capiz province is not only famous for being the seafood capital of the Philippines but also because of its namesake. The city was named after the late Manuel A. Roxas, the first Filipino president of the third Republic who was born in the same city. In honor of him, the locals from...
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Back Into Action

Like many young men, 22-year-old Joey loves hanging out with his friends when not studying or working. But unlike his buddies, he couldn’t always work as much as he wanted. Since 2012, he suffered from a tumor under his ear that would swell and cause him throbbing pain any time he was too active or...
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Bearing All Things

Melmar took a huge leap for love when she married Clino and moved away to Zamboanga more than thousand kilometers away from her hometown in Bicol. She had met her husband while working in Manila, fallen in love, married and eventually moved to Clino’s hometown. But the storybook ending started to unravel when the couple’s...
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Family Academy? What’s That?

Maybe you’ve heard the name “Family Academy” or seen Facebook pictures of little kids pointing at numbered cards, but how much do you know about Family Academy? Before we explain the program, let’s first talk about the educational needs we’re trying to meet. As the Philippines government has expanded their educational reach, we have, happily,...
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