The transformation of villages that partner with Shanta is profound
When we first partner, villages are stuck in poverty; they have limited resources, no government support, and an ongoing struggle to meet even their most basic needs. Together with villagers we build schools and health clinics, train local leadership, improve infrastructure, and empower villagers through loans and training to pursue new economic opportunities, we see significant changes occur throughout the community.
“The changes I’ve seen are inspiring and humbling. What we’re doing over there isn’t just a one-off ‘now kids have a school’ or ‘or now a village have clean water’. All the pieces are related and they come together so that every families’ quality of life and sense of opportunity has been elevated by the programs we’ve supported.”
-Tricia Karpfen, co-founder