Live to Love International is a secular non-profit serving the people and resources of the Himalayas while improving the quality of life for 1.3 billion people throughout the region.
Live to Love uses sustainable development to tackle those challenges and to build sustainable peace. Our projects achieve many goals at once, such as protecting natural resources, providing medical care and promoting equality. We honor the Himalayas by celebrating its diverse cultures through education and heritage preservation. Live to Love provides the next generation of Himalayans with an appreciation of their culture and a modern skill set to lead their communities.
The Himalayan mountain range occupies critical geostrategic locations traversing through several countries while cradling many cultures, ethnicities and traditions. The Himalayas are a significant source of defense, agriculture, energy, water and tourism for the nations they occupy. Yet the region faces a number of challenges.
The 11th Eye Camp in Ladakh
September 21 - 25, 2017
Since 2009, Live to Love has restored sight to over 1,500 Himalayans. The Himalayan people suffer from a high incident of cataracts - which frequently lead to complete blindness, Live to Love performs free eye surgery restoring eyesight to hundreds who medically qualify. We also provide post-operative care to patients, and we house their family members during surgery and recovery.
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The goal of Live to Love projects is to create sustainable solutions for the future of each region, and create a culture of peace. With a modern challenges such as environmental degradation, educational inequities, and border disputes, there has never been a more crucial time for local cultural identities to flourish and take part in the larger global dialogue.
All Live to Love projects follow simple guidelines. They are all environmentally sustainable, they are all compassionate alternatives to mainstream modern practices, they improve the quality of life, they honor the local culture, and promote the ideals of equality. In doing so, Live to Love has grown a grassroots movement that originated in the Himalayas, into a model system for the rest of the world where similar projects are now being adapted and duplicated.
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About the Himalayas
Historically, the Himalayan Mountains have served as a natural breeding ground for a diverse array of cultures, in part due to the unique geography of the region. Inspired by the multitude of Himalayan cultures that have flourished throughout the centuries, Live to Love celebrates each region for their unique traditions and is founded on the principles of community and indigenous empowerment.
Live to Love’s work spans throughout the Silk Route including India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, China, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and soon to include Iraq. These Himalayan projects often serve as model projects for satellite projects in the Americas, Europe and greater Asia.