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Shanta Foundation partners with poor, rural villages in Myanmar to help them become self-sufficient and thriving communities.

From what started as a simple wish to build a school for a remote mountain village, Shanta Foundation has reached over 10,000 people in 19 villages through a collaborative and multifaceted approach to community development.


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For less than $19 per person annually, Shanta’s partnerships with Myanmar’s ethnic villages produce sustainable results by developing:

• Participatory leadership
• Broad-based village involvement
• A renewable source of village-managed development funds
• Programs that support the following areas:

Supporting Education
Providing Local Health Care
Expanding Economic Opportunities
Building Infrastructure

“Shanta Foundation has one of the most sustainable community development programs I’ve seen in Burma – for only a fraction of the money that has been poured into similar UN efforts elsewhere in the country.”
— Priscilla Clapp, former U.S. Chief of Mission in Myanmar