Empowering communities to protect their health and environment through the sustainable use of water resources.
The Living Earth Institute (LEI) is a Seattle-based non-profit 501(3)(c) organization founded in 1999 to aid international communities in developing sustainable water resources. Our primary focus is the development of water supply and sanitation projects; however, through experience, we know that in order to make these projects sustainable, we must take a holistic approach. This means that we work with the community to implement income generation training, micro-lending programs, literacy classes, hygiene education, and other programs to meet community-defined needs.
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- See the LEI documentary on our work in the Dhanusha District of Nepal: "Mili Juli Khane Pani" (Working Together for Clean Water)
- Listen to LEI on Chicago Public Radio: "Drinking with Worldview—Sustainable Water Use" *
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* If you do not already have RealPlayer installed on your computer, you will first have to go to RealNetwork's Web site and download it. Or you may download the file and open it using Windows Media Player.