Tag Archives: ISMU

People power fuels solutions to climate change

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The global climate movement can learn from solutions developed by the very people whose daily lives are impacted most.

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ISMU’s recipe for change

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“This recipe can create a more humane and caring world.” Our last recipe of the year submitted by the Institute for Overcoming Urban Poverty (ISMU), a long-time IDEX partner in Guatemala.

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La receta que cambia el mundo de ISMU

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“Esta receta puede generar un mundo más humano y solidario.” Enviado por Elvira Sanchez, de Instituto para la Superación de la Miseria Urbana (ISMU) en Guatemala.

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Living in the age of drought

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What can Californians learn from indigenous women in Guatemala about how to respond?

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Photo of the Week 3/31/14

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An IDEX partner since 1995, ISMU, the Institute for Overcoming Urban Poverty, was formed by community groups in the shantytowns of Guatemala City to improve living conditions in their neighborhoods. ISMU works with 22 communities from 7 regions/states, benefiting around 35,000 people. ISMU was founded in 1992 to strengthen community-based organizations in marginalized urban areas […]

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Regional Agroecology Learning Exchange: Part 4

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Report by Katherine Zavala, IDEX’s Program Manager, Grassroots Alliances This post is the fourth of a five-part report that will be shared about IDEX’s participation in the Regional Agroecology Learning Exchange in Mexico. Here are links to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  After a wonderful exchange in Oaxaca and relationship-strengthening between farmers, food […]

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Mexico Agroecology Learning Exchange: Part 1

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Report by Katherine Zavala, IDEX’s Program Manager, Grassroots Alliances This post is the first of several reports that will be shared about IDEX’s participation in the Mexico Agroecology Learning Exchange. On September 20, 2013, I arrived in Oaxaca, Mexico, to the warm smiles of IDEX partners and Grassroots International friends, many of whom had traveled […]

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Mobilizing for Lasting Change

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In 1998, Doña María Juárez lost her home in Guatemala City to a landslide caused by Hurricane Mitch. In an instant, everything she had was gone: the open-air market where she sold household wares, her home, and her community. Let Down by Unfulfilled Promises The Guatemalan government promised to use the millions of dollars of aid money […]

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Notes From the Field: IDEX Partner ISMU in Guatemala City

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IDEX Executive Director Vini Bhansali reports from Guatemala on her visit with IDEX partner ISMU in Guatemala City.

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Meet Elvira Sanchez, Grassroots Leader from IDEX Partner in Guatemala

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“Coming to the U.S. has meant we’re able to share what we’ve seen on a daily basis – that communities are forming long-term disaster prevention plans, that students are continuing with their education, that people have reliable access to food, and that people who are living with HIV/AIDS are able to live dignified lives.”

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