With the current global health concerns, we see how important our health lessons are. These lessons lower the risk of disease for many living in ultra-poverty.
Practice good hygiene and stay healthy!
The third team we had was also from Island ECC!
These youth did the heavy labor of breaking up the ground. Teamwork indeed makes the dream work. Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to bring help, hope, and change to those living in ultra-p
With everything going on, it's easy to forget that there is still work to be done elsewhere. We are so thankful for the passionate people that partner with us and remind us to remain faithful in serving those living in ultra-poverty. Last week, we se
Last week, Merry Fe was back in Hong Kong for her final appointment at Matilda International Hospital! She had her casts removed and continued physiotherapy. The most exciting part was meeting the donors that made her life-changing procedure possible
James had his life-changing surgery on July 25, 2018. In just a few months, through the support of medical staff and his ICM medical trainer, he progressed through his physical therapy. By October 2018, he was able to have his casts removed!
The fifth step in the Journey to Recovery is Surgery.⠀
Though this step is titled "Surgery," not all conditions require a full-blown operation! Depending on the type and severity of the condition, there may be other ways to treat it. Some forms of
Life is always about taking that next step forward.
In September of 2017, we took x-rays of James' clubfoot. A year later, in September of 2018, James boldly took his first steps at physiotherapy after his corrective surgery!
His first physical ste
Every gift you give goes towards a surgery or treatment that changes an entire family! So many lives are transformed through the life-changing procedures provided through the Medical Mercy Program.
Change the lives of 201 patients and their families
Looking for a last-minute gift idea for the holidays?
Look no further! Donate in honor of your loved ones and you'll be able to also gift a life-changing surgery or treatment to someone in need.
To all of our American friends, don't forget to get your year-end charitable giving in before December 31st! Not only will you change lives, but you can also qualify for a 2019 tax deduction. Link in bio.⠀
The fourth step in the Journey to Recovery is Preparation.
Whatever the medical condition may be, not only is the patient affected but there are implications for the entire family. Likewise, as each patient takes a step forward in the Journey to Rec
We're two weeks away from Christmas and two and a half weeks away from 2020!
We're nearly three-quarters of the way to our goal. Let's work together to make sure every single person is cleared off the waitlist!
Thank you for your generosity; this w
The third step in the Journey to Recovery is Lab test or x-ray.⠀
Thanks to the Screening step, we are able to determine the people that may have undiagnosed diseases and conditions. They may present with different symptoms. Even then, the symptoms
The Journey to Recovery isn't a one-step process. No matter how long it takes, ICM is committed to walking with these patients, supporting and encouraging them the whole way.
James was one person whose life was changed through the Medical Mercy Prog
As many of the ultra-poor live in remote and rural areas, they have a lot of difficulty getting to the medical help that they desperately need. We are committed to helping them overcome this struggle. No matter how far away they are, ICM staff will a
We are blown away by the showing of generosity yesterday. #givingtuesday may be over but it's not too late to give!
Every dollar given goes toward our efforts to #clearthewaitlist ! Don't let it stop; let's keep it going! Link in bio.
We are so amazed to see all the generosity on this year's #givingtuesday ! Thank you to all of our faithful friends and family who have supported us over the years. You are all changing lives in extraordinary ways. We look forward to being able to com
Through our Medical Mercy Program, we've seen so many amazing stories of transformation. Meet Alexis! He's a 4 year-old from North Cotabo.⠀
Alexis was born with Symbrachdactyly, a congenital hand malformation, which left him with webbing between hi
As Giving Tuesday is coming to a close in this part of the world...it's starting up on the other side. What an amazing day it's been!⠀
Here's an update of how far we've come in our goal to #clearthewaitlist . As of right now, more than 50% of the li
L:Juviel was born with clubfoot and Emilyn, his mother, would cry because she didn't know what caused his condition. It was difficult to see her child in pain and different from all the other children. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, ICM
We hope you're smiling because GivingTuesday is a great day to participate and give back! All the generosity we've seen has empowered us to bring so many more smiles to the families that we work with! We are working hard at clearing the waitlist. Joi
Happy Thanksgiving from our ICM family to you!
Hope you are able to take some time to pause wherever you are and take notice of all that you can be thankful for. Reach out to someone and thank them for how they've impacted you. Smile and give thanks
There is so much to be thankful for and these are some of the responses from our office.
What are you thankful for? Let us know!
One thing we are thankful for is the chance we have to #clearthewaitlist ! Give someone else a life-changing reason to b
The first step in the Journey to Recovery is Screening.
Many of the ultra-poor live in remote villages and lack the resources to get check-ups by medical professionals. Therefore, many unknowingly live with different medical conditions that affect t
For those living in ultra-poverty, medical conditions carry more than just physical implications. Oftentimes, those who require medical treatments struggle with fear, hopelessness, and shame. The journey to recovery, from diagnosis to treatment to fu
In many of the ultra-poor communities ICM serves, children and families suffer from a lack of medical care, limiting them on their journey out of ultra-poverty. Though many have treatable conditions, the ultra-poor simply lack the resources and knowl
Early in 2019, ICM's saving groups were invited to submit small business ideas to win a cash grant to make those ideas reality. Out of the 100+ groups that applied, the three finalists were invited to our banquet here in Hong Kong to pitch their plan
At the banquet, the chairman of the board and CEO, David Sutherland, delivered a riveting keynote. He gave an update of all the work that we've been doing and also shared about our upcoming plans in Uganda!
In case you missed it, you can watch the w
We want to say thank you to all of our family and friends that came out to join us last Thursday. It was an amazing night and we have so much to be thankful for.
In total, we raised over HK$12 million to empower so many more to stand on hope! Throug
The summer is coming to a close and we've finished up the ten weeks in our "10 in 10" matching challenge! We're excited because our generous matching donor has asked us to continue accepting gifts until the end of September!
Thank you to everyone th
We're now into week 10 of our 10 in 10 challenge! It's been an exciting summer and we'll be posting an update very soon... In the meantime, grab your friend and tell them so that they don't miss out either! We wouldn't be able to help all the people
ICM started when a community in Hong Kong saw the living conditions of the ultra-poor in the Philippines. They couldn't believe the level of hopelessness that people were living in every single day. As they poured out their support, we began to bring
We love hearing the amazing transformation stories about individuals that ICM has helped. The only thing better is when those changes extend beyond the individual and impact the communities they live in!
Radiance Savings Group was established in 201
ICM has been serving the ultra-poor for over 26 years. We've seen so many lives transformed because of the hope we create together.
When we met Nellie and her husband in 2008, they lived on PHP10 (US$0.18) per person per day. Life was difficult and
ICM endeavours to eradicate ultra-poverty in the Philippines, and our bases are spread throughout Visayas and Mindanao. From villages nestled in mountainous regions to barangays among the sugarcane fields to coastal homes in seaside communities, ICM
We believe that we can always do better tomorrow than we did yesterday and so we are constantly innovating. We love data because it helps us to ensure that we are creating evidence-based impact! We collect data in three main categories: Monitoring, E
ICM is committed to bringing impact. The more effective we are, the more we can help those living in ultra-poverty. We are always humbled and thankful for all the support we receive and so we work tirelessly to ensure that every single dollar is stre
Through ICM's work, there are stories of hope that are written into the lives of so many children. Daryl grew up in the slums of Bacolod. He never could have imagined living and working in Hong Kong but through ICM, his dreams have become a reality.
In the communities where ICM serves, about one out of five children under-5 is malnourished.
This is John Mark. When we first met him, he had sallow skin and a bloated stomach (swipe). Through ICM's Home-Based Feeding program, he received feeding pa
from @intlcareministries (@get_regrann ) - At ICM, the impact we bring goes beyond the adults that we work with. One of the ways we see sustainable hope and change reaching the next generation is through Family Academy. Grace says, “Family Academy ha
At ICM, the impact we bring goes beyond the adults that we work with. One of the ways we see sustainable hope and change reaching the next generation is through Family Academy. Grace says, “Family Academy has helped me to become more capable in raisi
Most savings groups work towards starting businesses that will enable their members to achieve financial stability. We have seen so many creative ideas come to life, from selling school supplies to packaged meat! This is the beginning of a hope that
More than halfway there! It is Week 6 of our 10 in 10 challenge!
Change can only bring about life-changing hope when it is sustainable.
Our Prevail savings network is comprised of over 1,000 individual savings groups. These groups provide a safe pl
Thanks to those who have answered the call, we have unlocked HK$6.3 million (US$813,000) so far! Every single one of those dollars will be matched by our generous donor!
Give today: caremin.com/donate
It's Week 5 and we're halfway through the 10 in 10 Challenge! Thank you to everyone that's given so far but let's keep it going! Every dollar matched! Every impact doubled!
Give today: link in bio
Through our Medical Mercy Program we provide personalized patient care that maintains the dignity of families in need.
Give health and hope today: link in bio. Every gift is matched and the impact you bring is doubled!
Our medical Mercy Mercy Program isn't only about addressing the physical implications of sickness and disease, but it also instills hope and confidence in everyone we help!
Give health and hope today: link in bio.
It is week 4 and this week we're highlighting our Medical Mercy Program!
Remember Linalyn? She was born with clubfoot. She used to question "Of all the people in the world, why does it have to be me?" It felt hopeless considering how there were time
This is Violeta. She lives with her husband and daughter in the mountainous region of Zamboanga del Norte. Through Transform, she has been empowered and trained to use her cooking skills to increase her family's income. Though the work isn't easy, ma
"“No matter how you measure it, women and girls bear the brunt of poverty. But it’s also clear that women are also our greatest hope for ending it..." -Dr. Helene Gayle, President/CEO CARE USA
Give and empower women at: link in bio.
It's week 3 of our matching challenge!
Our goal is to raise 10 million in 10 weeks. With your support, we are able to see how empowering women leads to positive changes in the whole community!
Give and empower women today! Link in bio.
We're focused on helping those in the most dire conditions. Simply giving $1 can create a lasting impact for a family in need. Thanks to a generous donor, within these 10 weeks, the impact you bring will be doubled!
Double your impact today. Link in
It's week 2 of our matching challenge!
Our goal is to raise 10 million in 10 weeks. We see lasting impact through our work because your giving supports change that cannot be taken away!
Double your impact today! Link in bio.
We have 10 weeks to raise 10 million. It's a challenge, but we know we can do it with the support from all of our family and friends! Every dollar matched means that your impact is doubled.
Give at the link in our bio.
We’re excited to announce that we will be having a matching challenge for the summer! A generous donor has offered to match up to HKD10 million! Through the next ten weeks, we’ll be posting updates for all of our family and friends about the impact t
Nabutay Transform Farmers Association (NATRANFA) is a savings group based in Dumaguete that is a part of our Prevail network. They were established in 2015 and currently have 25 members that all graduated from Transform.
They were committed to growi
Savings groups provide members with the opportunity to borrow money on flexible terms, a secure place to save, and basic insurance for emergencies. ICM empowers these savings groups through Prevail which is designed to equip and empower people to ach
It’s graduation time for those who took part in our Transform program! Over the last four months, they gained vital health information, small business knowledge and relational skills. We’re proud of their willingness to learn and try new things.
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Every day provides new opportunities for us to improve the world. Whether it's in the Philippines, here in Hong Kong or anywhere else in the world, look for ways to make a difference in the world
Evelinda often felt frustrated and helpless as a housewife. Through Transform, she learned about fabric weaving. With this new skill, she's supplementing the family's income with approximately PHP600(US$11) a week! On top of that, she's been empowere
Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday! You could honor your mother by helping expecting mothers with ICM.
Through our Great Gifts, you can assist a mother and her newborn baby. Your gift will provide essential items for expecting mothers, and help t
On March 23, we had our first ever Family Festival! We set up interactive booths to share about and celebrate everything that we do through Family Academy. From learning numbers to learning Tagalog vocabulary, children and parents had a lot of fun to