Category: Recipient Stories

A Second Chance

Story & Photos by Erin Fry, ICM Communications Manager The excitement in the air was electric as 36 ladies from Barangay Rumbang in Iloilo met together for the first time for week 1 of ICM’s Transform Program.  As the introductory session got underway, the ladies already started to bond.  Their laughter was contagious as they...

A Pastor sees Peace after Transform

Story by Ellie Haldors – Intern, ICM Hong Kong Last week, I took a trip to the Philippines to learn more about the happenings inside of ICM. As I talked to pastors whose communities have gone through ICM Transform programs, I began to realize just how big of an impact ICM is having on these...

Another Year of Success for 2,281 Jumpstart Kindergarteners!

Congratulations to our 2,281 Jumpstart Kindergarten Graduates, we are so proud of you! A very special thank you to all of our ICM Jumpstart Kindergarten Sponsors who are partnering with us to help eradicate poverty through education and quality learning.  Every year a poor child stays in school, the less likely they will live their...

“NBA Cares” on the courts with ICM Kids

Story by Anthony Ramos, ICM Head of Trips – Donor Services // Photos by David McIntyre, ICM Volunteer Photographer On March 24th 2014, 35 Filipino children from Typhoon Haiyan affected communities in Cebu were treated to a once in a lifetime experience – a NBA Cares basketball clinic run in conjunction with the 7th annual...

Business-In-A-Box: ICM Generating Resilient Livelihoods for the World’s Ultrapoor

Article by Christine Joyce Ajoc, ICM Director of Livelihood The changes in the world’s political and economic systems have resulted in certain imbalances among populations, often leaving those in the developing economies in a position of vulnerability. For the poorest of the poor, this means having to live below subsistence, with little to no resources at...

Planting Beauty in the Brokenness Left By Typhoon Haiyan

Written by Justine Maceross, Communications Officer ICM-Hong Kong On 3 March 2014, ICM staff, along with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) and several volunteers, loaded a small pump boat with relief packs — each including hygiene kits, clothing and 40 boxes full of FMSC MannaPacks (packages of nutrient-fortified food) — and climbed aboard. We visited communities...

Together We Can Reach More

Written by Dr. Mindy Gill, ICM Director of Health Services Most of us take for granted being able to access health care in the time of need.  However, for those living in poverty, there are often insurmountable financial barriers which lead to a lifetime of unnecessary suffering.  This is true even for relatively minor surgical...

With Your Help, Lolita Starts Again

  If you visit what’s left of the village where Lolita lives, you will find her scrounging through the debris of her former garden, looking for seeds to start again.  The water that swept over her village that fateful day in November washed away her entire life—her home, garden and her small vegetable shop. She...

Mothers Thankful for ICM’s Relief Distribution

By Justine Maceross, ICM Communications Officer On December 5, ICM staff revisited Logingot Island for the first time since our initial visit two weeks prior — this time to distribute more relief packs for 220 families. During this trip, we got the privilege to speak with several mothers who shared their experiences during and after...

ICM Rebuilds Lives After Typhoon Haiyan

It’s hard to imagine how many families are able to survive after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines. 12 million have been affected, millions are without homes, electricity and basic necessities, and they need our help. Punta Buri is a tiny remote island, a one-hour boat ride from the main island of Panay in Central...