Institute for Overcoming Urban Misery (ISMU)

ISMU is a network of 17 community organizations and NGOs based in Guatemala City that was founded in 1992. ISMU's mission is to help strengthen grassroots organizations and promote community participation so that marginalized urban communities can negotiate and mobilize collectively to get their needs met and their rights recognized. ISMU prioritizes gender equity in all of its work.

Healthy, hearty meals

Healthy, hearty meals
Photo credit: Marlon Garcia (view small | med | large | orig)

Preparing lunch

Preparing lunch
Photo credit: Marlon Garcia (view small | med | large | orig)

Classroom and Teacher

Classroom and Teacher
IDEX would love to show you all pictures of the children. However we are waiting on formal consent from their guardians before we post images of children. Photo credit: Marlon Garcia (view small | med | large | orig)

Mudslide

Mudslide
A hillside collapsed under the force of Hurricane Stan. (view small | med | large | orig)

ISMU Staff

ISMU Staff
Elvira Sanchez (left) with ISMU staff. (view small | med | large | orig)