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Reynaldo’s Surgery

Reynaldo Deles lost his eyesight in an auto accident six years ago.  Although surgery in 2011 restored the sight to one eye, a lack of money meant Reynaldo was unable to attend the crucial follow-up appointments and he became totally blind. Without eyesight, Reynaldo was no longer able to continue his job as a farmhand. With no...

A New Home For Maria

Maria’s touching story of sacrifice, hard work and heroism was the centerpiece of ICM’s Gala Dinner in October 2015. As she shared her dreams and new-found hope for her life, and proudly watched her son Melvin perform, almost a thousand people were inspired to dream with ICM for the ultrapoor of the Philippines. It took...

From hurting to healed

Keren Nika Antipasado was not feeling well. The normally active seven-year-old was having sharp pains in her stomach that weren’t going away. Her father, Nick, a pastor, took Keren to a clinic where she was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and scheduled for immediate surgery. The problem was paying for the surgery. Keren required urgent treatment...

Creating a Clean and Prosperous Future

Florlyn Reyes relied on her husband, a tricycle driver who earns around US$3.21 (PHP150) a day, to provide for the family. His income was not sufficient to meet the needs of their family of five, which created tension, arguments and resentment between the couple. When Florlyn heard about ICM’s Transform program, she was excited and...

Ivan’s New Smile

Mothers are delighted when at around the six week mark, their babies begin smiling. However for Ivan’s mother, Janice, that first smile was a painful time as Ivan’s grin revealed his severe cleft palate. Finding a cure for her son seemed impossible. Janice said, “We live too far from the city to afford the transport...

Early Christmas at ICM

  ICM staff received early Christmas presents last week when a kind donor in the process of a computer upgrade delivered a MacBook Pro, a MacMini and two large LED monitors to our office.               Our offices are always in need of computer equipment and receiving this “new-to-us” technology...

The Good of Giving

This past year, ICM’s Great Gifts Catalog has been Vicki Chang’s year-round, one-stop site for client and family shopping. Ms. Chang, Principal of Consumer Markets at Heidrick & Struggles, shared why she is a fan of online shopping with the Great Gifts website. ‘ICM’s Great Gifts are perfect gifts for a few reasons: I don’t...

Bank of Commerce feeds the needy

Over 60 Bank of Commerce employees donated their time November 16, 2015 at a Stop Hunger Now food packing event in Manila. The half-day event saw the employees seal and pack 4,248 nutrient enriched rice meals to be distributed to ICM bases in Bacolod and Roxas.The food packs will be given to children recovering from...

Asia CEO Awards

Asia’s business executives and the Philippine business community were acknowledged at the November 11 Asia CEO Awards. Held at the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott Hotel, Manila, and presented by PLDT Alpha Enterprise, over 1,200 business leaders from the Philippines and across the region attended the event.  ICM’s chairman, Dave Sutherland was nominated for the...

Curing Eugene

When ICM found five-year-old Eugene, it was obvious that something was wrong. In June 2015, Eugene’s spine had curved into a hunchback shape and the next month he developed a bad cough. After they had exhausted their finances and treatment options at the provincial hospital under government care, Eugene’s parents could only remain in their...