Tag: Garden

Virginia

Virginia, 40, has lived with feelings of resentment and hopelessness ever since her husband’s souvenir business went bankrupt many years ago. When cheaper, lower qualtity products from China flooded the market, Nicanor’s  business simply could not compete with their low prices, despite the high quality of his merchandise. Eventually Nicanor lost his customers and had...
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President Gina

Poverty is a far deeper issue than a lack of physical necessities. It is the profound sense of perceived helplessness in the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual relationship a person has with their environment. For this reason, truly helping someone out of poverty means changing the way they see themselves and the world around them....
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Pastor Amigo – friend and leader

Anyone along the winding dirt road can point you in the direction of Panfilo Amigo’s home. The journey is almost surreal, past throngs of palm trees and recently harvested rice terraces; his lush garden grows out of the side of the mountain. When Panfilo says his life has been “natural” and “simple,” he means it....
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Abad Maria and Pejana – seeds of hope

  Thanks to ICM’s Transform program, Abad Maria and Pejana’s green thumbs are helping to feed their families. ABAD MARIA Fourteen years ago, Abad Maria took her three children and left her alcoholic husband. Now 47 years old, Abad lives with her children, one son-in-law and her three-year-old grandson in a small house built of...
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ICM Recipients: Organic Farming

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Empty Lot Transformed into Productive Garden

Ireneo Polison Jr. lives with his wife and three kids in a wooden house surrounded by coconut trees. Although he has suffered for years from rheumatoid arthritis, it did not stop him from working hard for his family as a part-time tailor, earning approximately Php500 (US$11.64) per week. Determined to earn more income, Ireneo accepted...
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