Category: Stories

Picking up the Pieces in Negros Oriental

Over a month after Typhoon Odette, the communities from affected provinces are still reeling from the devastation. So many people have sent help and given their time and energy in the relief operations following the event, but recovery from the aftermath of an immense disaster such as this typhoon will take much longer and take...

A Month After the Typhoon: Bohol

It’s been a month since Typhoon Odette hit Bohol and other provinces in the central Philippines. Even with roads cleared and power is back in some cities, many of the affected communities — especially the ultra-poor ones — are still far from recovering. Most families are still struggling to recover from the traumatic experiences they...

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...

A Typhoon Odette Survivor’s Story: Rebecca from Negros Oriental

Stories from the survivors of the recent Typhoon Odette are coming in. Typhoon Odette, 2021’s strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines, cut a swath of destruction across the provinces where ICM has been holding Transform programs among ultra-poor communities. Too many of our communities are now suffering in the aftermath of the typhoon, including our...

After Typhoon Odette – Stories from the bases

Typhoon Odette (international name “Rai”), the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2021 had carved out a trail of destruction across several provinces in the central Philippines last December 17. It left 407 dead as of January 3, and over half a million displaced. The provinces are far from recovered. Power is still not...

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...

Kingly Treasures to Benefit the Ultra-poor 

Leon Gallery, the Philippines’ most trusted auction house, invites you to participate in an important segment of its The Kingly Treasures Auction on December 4, 2021, at 2 PM for a generous cause. Fifteen lots are up for bids to raise funds for the International Care Ministries’ humanitarian work for the “poorest of the poor” in the...

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...