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 8,500 people in 11 villages through a collaborative and multifaceted approach to community development.
For less than $18 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:
“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