Aug 10, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

Flexibility “ADDs” to the Solution

Drought? Pandemic? Flooding? There is a lot to be said for a development model (i.e., solution to poverty) that can succeed under...
Jul 7, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

What Does It Take to Graduate?

Over the course of a 6-year partnership with Shanta, villages create committees to manage the different projects and areas of interest they...
Jun 24, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

All of ______ is Corrupt

Years ago, I was talking to a potential donor about a development project in Latin America. Before I could get a full sentence out, this...
Jun 9, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - nurse midwife - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Becoming a Village Nurse Midwife

Nang Thein Oat grew up in Pin Laung Township in Southern Shan State. She went to school through 10th grade but struggled to pass her state...
May 12, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Shanta Remains Steadfast: Supporting Partner Villages During Challenging Times

This has been a very volatile time for Shanta Foundation’s partner villages and Myanmar staff. We have learned that the most important...
Apr 28, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Humble Roots, Big Dreams

Nang Ohn Kyi has humble roots and big dreams. She comes from a poor village where her family subsists on growing cheroot, wheat, and tea...
Apr 21, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

The Toughest Decision of All

Choosing villages to partner with is a weighty decision made each year by our fantastic staff in Myanmar. Partnering with Shanta requires...
Apr 14, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Thingyan - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Thingyan Traditions

Thingyan is the most significant annual festival on the Myanmar calendar. Held over several days, it marks the end of the hot, dry season...
Apr 7, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Paul Farmer: Pioneer in Social Justice

Shanta Foundation addresses inequalities in rural Myanmar by empowering villages to assess their own needs and fund their own solutions....
Mar 17, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Snack Success!

“I’m excited to make my future plans happen. I feel that our village is lucky to have the community loan fund. I love it. I believe...