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Causes: Food, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Mission: ICM's mission is to improve the quality of life for the ultrapoor through our life-changing, community-based and holistic education.

Results: In the last few years, ICM has reached nearly a half million ultrapoor people. Our programs create measurable improvement in families and whole regions. After our four-month Transform program, ICM participants experience: - 34% increase in household income - 13% decrease in serious illnesses - 53% reduction in reported physical abuse in homes ICM inspires hope and provides help to transform lives.

Target demographics: the ultrapoor (people living at subsistence level)

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 22660 families with our holistic, empowering and life-changing programs in 734 communities across the Philippines.

Geographic areas served: the Philippines

Programs: adult lifeskills training, kindergartens for marginalised children, home-based feeding for malnourished children and special medical programs in our communities. These programs empower the ultrapoor to improve their quality of life.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

David M.


Rating: 5

I recently spent 10 days in the Philippines touring the ICM oeprations at three of their bases. I have never seen this level of efficiency derived from the business leadership of David Sutherland, combined with local staff that all grew up in the ultra-poor conditions of the families they serve and a laser focus on the poorest of the poor. They provide values, livelihood and health education along with practical community development centered around a network of 1800 local leaders. I have toured hundreds of charities, and was deeply impressed by the scale and impact they are having with people that earn less than 40 cents a day.

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