Category: Donor Stories

The Kindness of Strangers

Pastor Paul Posong was heading to the shops with his family when he noticed a man in distress. Seeing people in need is a regular occurance in Pastor Paul’s community in Palawan, the Philippines – but this suffering gentleman was unusual for two reasons: he was pushing a fantastic bicycle and Pastor Paul did not...
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Jumping for Jumpstart

Photographs courtesy of ESF South Island School The students at Hong Kong’s ESF South Island School (SIS) jumped their way into the Guinness Book of World Records on 24 March, 2015. At 10.05am precisely, 1,449 members of the SIS community did star jumps for two minutes, breaking the world record for “Most People Simultaneously Doing...
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Creative Philanthropy: She Nailed it!

By Jessica Bean, ICM Donor Relations Manager Australian Libby Malcolm uses her business to creatively raise money to support the kindergarten education of 30 children living in ultrapoverty in the Philippines. Libby’s journey to becoming a supporter of ICM’s kindergarten program, Jumpstart, began when she attended ICM’s 2012 Sydney Dinner. After hearing about ICM’s work...
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Growing for Good

When Pastor Noe Cordova partnered with ICM to open a Jumpstart Kindergarten in his community, he was giving 30-40 ultrapoor children the opportunity to gain an education. What he didn’t expect was how well the entire community would grasp new opportunities through the program to learn, grow and gain new skills. ICM’s four month Transform...
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ICM receives food packs from HSBC & SHN

HSBC Philippines, in partnership with Stop Hunger Now Philippines (SHN) donated more than 33, 000 food packs to International Care Ministries (ICM). The food packs were made during HSBC’s ‘Project Ark,’ held last August 30. The objective of Project Ark is to ‘promote disaster readiness and response,’ for disaster-affected and disaster-prone communities. The event was...
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‘Soap Cycling’ Tippy Tap Kits

For most of us, washing our hands is an automatic response after using the bathroom or before sitting down to eat. We learned this from our parents and it was reinforced in our schools. But there are entire populations around the world who either don’t have access to soap and water or haven’t been taught...
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Growing up with ICM – Every Kid can make a Difference

Story by Tess Lyons, ICM Donor Services & Interview by Stella Schapero, ICM Manila Board of Advisors ICM’s 2007 banquet was the beginning of Stella, Joel and Jacob Schapero’s involvement with ICM.  Stella and Joel realized they wanted to get their family involved with the Philippines and the ICM Banquet provided them an opportunity. Stella recalls,...
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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...
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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...
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ICM Kids Camp – An Experience My Children Won’t Forget

Story by Carine Owens Kids Camp provides a chance for my children and I to step outside our lives of abundance.  It creates an opportunity that allows our kids to see the reality of poverty and how many people survive each day in dire circumstances. We join these children for four action packed days to...
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