About Companion with the Poor
It began with International Teams Philippines Inc. (IT) way back in 1989. This was a subsidiary of IT International run by IT USA, IT Canada and IT Australia (founded by Kevin Dyer).
A couple of years back it was decided that the name of the church planting community be changed from MMP to Companion with the Poor, Inc. (CWTP) due to overseas immigration or visa limitations for missionaries. The Preschool department retained the corporation and name MMP. There are now two corporations, MMP and CWTP. CWTP is focused on church planting in the slums.
In the last 20 years, the attrition rate is less than 5%. 95% of the churches planted have survived. About 20% have reproduced and planted daughter churches in other slums.