Tag: Iloilo

Empower and Enrich

Equipped with unwavering determination and a servant heart, 47-year-old Pastor Eliseo has changed the lives of many in the district of Mangorocoro, Iloilo, through his church and the Transform program. With 13 years of experience serving as a pastor and four years as a member of ICM’s Thrive pastor network Eliseo can unquestionably testify to...
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Three Years Later

How much difference can four months really make? Transform, our core program which delivers lessons on values, health livelihood, lasts for four months. A significant number of our stories show the transformation that happens at the end of the program. Businesses started, relationships restored, health regained. But what about when the four months is over?...
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Easter in the Heart of the Philippines

The province of Iloilo is famously known as the Heart of the Philippines since it is located in the middle of the archipelago. Its capital, Iloilo City, is also known as the City of Love, and Ilonggos are famous for being soft-spoken and sweet. Unknown to many, Iloilo is not only rich in beautiful beaches...
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Exploring ICM: Iloilo

I met my coworkers in the hotel lobby at 5:00 the next morning (oh joy). As the sun rose, we headed to the airport and then flew to Iloilo! After a big lunch where Dave Sutherland told us more about ICM’s vision and work, we we were off to visit a community! Our first stop...
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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...
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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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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...
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Going the Extra Mile

Reflections from Erin Manfredi, ICM’s Communications Manager – Trip to Panay After days of tense waiting, relief goods made their way to remote villages and into the eager arms of devastated and displaced survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Located in the Western Visayas region, the Island of Panay was struck particularly hard by the typhoon.  ICM recently...
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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...
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“Rubble, trees, and scrap metal everywhere.”

This is a message sent by ICM’s Donor Services Officer Anthony Ramos last night. “I am sending this message through text as all that our mobile service is horrible here in Iloilo, Panay, one of the severely affected areas. Pastor Sam, ICM Base Leader in Panay, Erin and myself are north 200km+ of Iloilo with...
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