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As the staff prepares for the 4th Annual Pathways to a Sustainable Peace Project, we reflect on some of the past projects that have taken place in Leda. The video to the left features the staff and participants of the 1st Pathways to a Sustainable Peace Project. It explains some of the history of the Leda Settlement and why joining our projects are such beneficial experiences. Registration is open to join this year's project. See here!


Latest News

The Beautiful 2022 Leda Calendar Is Now Available!

Now accepting donations through this website or by mail for your copy of this year's calendar!

See our Blog Post for Details

Leda’s 2018 Special Campaign to buy a Boat

The remoteness of the Leda Settlement has been an advantage in keeping its environment pristine but for it to progress as a global model it needs to be more directly connected to metropolitan areas. The primary means of transportation in the Pantanal wetlands zone is by boat.  Currently, only slow and limited boat service is available and is no longer adequate. A purchase of a new ferry boat for the transportation of food and passengers is essential for the settlements successful development

Save the date: The Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project of the  July 1-July 16th has been re-scheduled

The Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project will re-schedule its event so that it will occur in the Summer of 2019. We realize this change of plans may be disappointing to some but we would like to encourage you to look into the programs and forthcoming events in Brazil that will culminate with the talk by Dr. Hak Ja Han. Those Summer programs will be a part of our unified efforts to create a spiritually rich culture, one where peace and sustainability are rooted in our community.

Apply now for the 4th Pathways to a Sustainable Development Future Project 

We are happy to inform you that Paraguay will host the 4th Annual Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project on July 1- July 16th, 2018.  We are currently preparing to receive applications from participants from nations around the world. This project has a track record of providing a life enriching experience for all those that have been involved and we encourage you to consider applying if you enjoy meeting and working in a cross-cultural environment,  


Find out more by checking the Upcoming Projects section on this website and consider if you or someone you know would make a good applicant for the upcoming Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project. 


If you are a person who seeks to gain insights on how to make the future brighter, healthier and sustainable we look forward to hearing from you.


Our capacity is limited so applying early is an advantage. For questions and concerns please contact John Gehring at





Pathways to a Sustainable Future Programs provide experiences in seeing how communities struggle to develop in a healthy and sustainable way. Volunteers will learn how to implement creative approaches to hunger eradication and will be able to appreciate how these approaches are often linked to traditional wisdom.  


Making new friendships with people from different cultures and backgrounds is part of the program experience and often is what program alumni remember best.  If you would like to overcome barriers of distrust and misunderstanding and replace them with relationships of concern and cooperation, please consider sharing this experience with us.


Join us and become someone who can truly make a difference!

Leda Settlement


The Leda Settlement that began in 1999 has striven to become a model for community cooperation through its efforts at hunger eradication, and through the promotion of eco-tourism and sustainable development. 

Project Photos


We make a special point of documenting our time in Paraguay and the communties there. Our gallery is filled with photos from past projects and the region.

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