We envision a world where people work together to ensure all communities are healthy and safe, and individuals are free to flourish. We partner with underserved rural villages in Myanmar to develop healthy communities.  Through a collaborative process we empower local leadership to make effective, sustainable change focusing on education, quality health care and economic opportunities.

When Mike and Tricia Karpfen visited remote villages in Myanmar over a decade ago, they had no idea that their ebullient taxi guide would one day be the program director for the growing non-profit, called Shanta. Read more about how a visit to rural Pa’O villages, a guide with a huge heart, and the early seedlings of a partnership have flourished into a unique effect development program.

We envision a world where people work together to ensure all communities are healthy and safe, and individuals are free to flourish.

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