Category: Programs

Setting Up Shop

ICM’s vision has always been to reach the ultra-poor wherever they are, even in far away, hard-to-reach places. We want to find the marginalized who have been forgotten and left behind and bring them help and hope! That is why our goal is to saturate all of the Visayas and Mindanao so that our offices...

Now They See

What would you do if you have been living with a genetic condition that took away your and even your children’s sight, then learned that it could be cured by an eye surgery procedure that you know you couldn’t afford? Would you give up hope? Transform participant Gloria and her children had such a condition...

Good News from ICM Uganda

  ICM has been reaching the poor in the Philippines for 30 years but is still fairly new in Uganda. Pastor Robinah is one of our new partner pastors who heard about ICM through Back to the Bible Truth (our local partner) and decided to try hosting a Transform program. Now looking around her community,...

Helping those who Help Us

It is no secret that ICM is able to do the work we do and help as many people as we have because of our partnership with the compassionate and hardworking partner pastors. They’re the ones who host the Transform program in our communities and sustain the impact of the program after. During the pandemic...

Giving hope through the Thrive Pastor Network

This season of giving, ICM wants to shine a spotlight on Thrive pastors who are our partners in serving the ultra-poor. We equip thousands of pastors every month so they can better respond to the poor’s needs for food, finances, medical assistance, and spiritual support. Pastors who are part of Thrive live in the same...

The Lady Bangca Rider of Bohol

Fancy a boat for an everyday ride?   While other people nowadays invest in bikes, motorcycles, and sidecars, former Transform participant Merabel from Bohol chose a boat as her go-to everyday transportation. Thanks to her husband, the 27-year-old housewife learned how to pilot a boat in just two days.  Merabel and her husband sell sea...

ICM in ZEP 2030 6th General Assembly Learning Sessions

This month, ICM took part in Zero Extreme Poverty PH 2030’s 6th General Assembly Learning sessions on poverty alleviation programs— our Director of Education Anna Alegre was one of the speakers for the education learning session: From School to Home; How might we create a better normal in education; our Strategic Partnership team taking the...
Uganda Women

A Woman Called Samosa

Known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is a land filled with stunning landscape, rich biodiversity, and serene beauty. However, despite the country’s vast natural wealth, more than half of  Ugandan households still experience poverty in the areas of finances, healthcare, and education. Ugandan women, in particular, experience the harsh effects of being ultra-poor. They...

Momprenuer and savings group start new businesses during pandemic

Many mothers from ultra-poor communities are housewives who are dependent on their husbands’ small incomes. The pandemic, which caused job and income loss, has made their situations even worse. Through ICM’s 2R (Refresh and Renew) program, we were able to help these women through a difficult time.   Catherine, a mother in her early twenties,...

Hope in Tough Times

Single mother Annafe has not had an easy year, but she is still holding onto hope! It is hard enough raising two children with no partner, and being pregnant during the pandemic made things even more difficult.  She moved in with her mother and father who both lost their jobs due to the lockdowns. The...