13 Aug

What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?

This question is heard echoing in classrooms across the US this week as children and youth go back to school after a long break. Students share stories of camps, traveling, and outdoor adventures...
18 Jun

Aung Than’s Story: Becoming an Entrepreneur

In rural Myanmar, most villagers rely on their small vegetable farms for their income. This meager livelihood is dependent on weather conditions, market prices, and their ability to transport crops...
1 May

Vibrant Village Foundation Visits Myanmar

Dana Delaski, Vibrant Village Foundation, reflects on her visit to our partner villages in the Shan State and Pauk Township earlier this year. In her thoughtful blog post, Dana shares four key...
23 Apr

Celebrate clean water with us!

It's Water Festival in Myanmar! Happy Thingyan from all of us at Shanta and Muditar! Enjoy this short video from Nge Nge and Maw Kin on how clean, safe water is changing lives in one rural...
7 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women's Day! Traditionally, women have been under represented in rural Myanmar. The men made the decisions for what they thought was best for the entire village. When...
17 Jan

Growing Dreams With Single Origin Coffee

Wai Ti, of Pin Mi Kone village, shows us her young coffee plant in her bamboo shade house. While her coffee bean harvest may be a few years away, this dedicated entrepreneur is excited to take a...
18 Sep

Donor Feature: Why Advisory Board members, Arthur Cohen and Elizabeth Karcher, invest in Shanta . . .

Thirteen years ago Elizabeth and I went to Myanmar and spent one day visiting remote villages that hadn’t progressed in hundreds of years. We were moved by the generosity, kindness and work ethic...
30 Aug

Back to school in Pone Tan village

For many students here in the United States, it’s time to go back to school. The first day of the school year is always a fresh start full of newness. New notebooks with pages that haven’t been...
25 Jul

2017 Annual Report

As we look back on last year, we feel proud of the capacity we have built within our organization and for the many lives we have touched in Myanmar. We hope you enjoy reading about all...
9 May

Vitamin Angels Partner with Shanta to Help Pregnant Mothers and Children Soar

Poverty and lack of access to nutritious foods is a barrier to health in rural Myanmar. The cuisine in the villages centers around rice. Protein consumption here is scarce, maybe only a couple times...
25 Mar

Midwife Saves Lives in Ga Naing Nge West Village

Nang Pe’s Story My name is Nang Pe and I live in Ga Naing Nge West village. I have three children and my husband is Khun Lan. We grow cheroot leaves that we use to make cigars. When I was...
18 Dec

Pigs for Prosperity

Our visit to Chaung Kaut village was incredibly inspiring. Most families have turned their pig farms into significant businesses and using their additional income for improving their houses (metal...
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