Tag: values

The Power of VHL

“Every day is not a harvest day. Where could I get financial help to meet our daily needs?” This is a question that Criselda asked when she looked at her family and the growing needs. The weight of her family fell upon her shoulders when her husband suddenly passed away from heatstroke during a harvest...
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Renewed Health, Renewed Hope

Seven-year-old Jenny Mae born with Hirschsprung’s Disease, a condition that almost took her life when she was still a newborn. Her mother Jeanalyn rushed her to the hospital, and they found out that Jenny Mae needed a major operation. She was able to receive the initial operation, since her mother’s employment insurance and donations from...
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A Mature Approach

Life for elderly couple, Rosalina and her husband was tough with a weekly income of just US$15 (PHP700) from selling goods in a small sari-sari store. Due to their physical health deteriorating, Rosalina and her husband, both aged 67, were unable to do jobs involving heavy lifting. When Rosalina was invited to join ICM’s Transform...
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Never Too Late for First Steps

Mylin, 23, lives with her partner Roderick and their nine-month-old daughter Yuri, in a house made of bamboo and palm leaves. They do not have electricity or proper water supply. Working as a farmer, Roderick makes roughly PHP2,000 (US$46.51) a month. His earnings equal US$0.51 per person, per day. It’s hard to believe that Mylin...
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Becoming A Man

With more than 25 million Filipinos surviving on incomes below US$1.25 per day and some seven million living on less than US$0.50 per day, poverty is a daily hardship and enduring misery for those in the Philippines at the bottom of the economic ladder. On October 17, 2016, the United Nations will lead the world in marking the International...
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As Ellen Forgave, She Gained…

After leaving her abusive ex-husband, Ellen thought she’d have to raise her two young daughters alone. The future looked gloomy and hopeless. The reality of poverty is haunting. Although no longer living with her ex-husband, she still harbored an intense grudge against him. It seemed almost unimaginable to her that she would ever be able to...
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Livelihood comes to the Malnourished Children Outreach (MCO) program!

by Helen Turner, ICM COO After successful trials during 2011/12 ICM has been able to develop a training model to incorporate the values, health and livelihood training for the parents of the Malnourished Children Outreach (MCO) participants.  It is an exciting model involving local community members represented by the local Church Pastor and three Church...
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Serving the Poor Since 1992

Teaching essential life skills through a supportive, community-based approach, ICM unleashes unfulfilled potential in impoverished communities.  We partner with local leaders from 2,500 slums to empower more than 100,000 people every year to fight the bondage of poverty.  After participating in our transforming values, health and livelihood training program, our families experience a 42% reduction...
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Will you miss what you never had?

For those of you in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang just offered to give HK6,000 in cash to every adult HK permanent resident following a huge fiscal surplus for this financial year ending March 31.  Just in case you are wondering, let me tell you what HK6,000 can do for the poor...
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Transformation is on the Way

Story by ICM CO Team Mindanao is the second largest island in the Philippines and lies in the southern part of the archipelago.  Locals refer to it proudly as The Land of Promise due to the fertile soil and peerless shade of green.  Just as unique as the landscape are the eighteen mountain-dwelling tribal communities...
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