Mar 3, 2022 community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Burning the Ashes: Civil War, Poverty and the Revictimization of the Poor

Myanmar is a tragedy. Already one of the poorest countries in the world and often ranked as the poorest country in Asia, the civil war that...
Feb 24, 2022 community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Education in the Form of Coffee

Wai Ti is 35 years old and has been married for 14 years with three children. She did not go to school as a child and thought it was too...
Feb 17, 2022 community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Natural Fertilizer=Increased Yields!

“I am happy that I am able to produce these natural inputs very well. I feel that it’s worth to invest time to produce. Results are not...
Feb 10, 2022 community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Thanaka- A Cultural Adornment

For Shanta to achieve our goal of a community-led approach that results in a village being self-sufficient after six years, we must make...
Feb 4, 2022 Uncategorized

Can A Magical Engine Power Development?

“The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest.” Albert Einstein   Yes, it can. I have been leading the...
Jan 27, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - women

Education + Opportunity = Women’s Empowerment

20-Year-old Nan Khan Pin has participated in her village Self Help Group (SHG) since she was 18. Her education only went through 5th grade,...
Jan 13, 2022 Uncategorized

Myanmar Culture:  Respecting Partner Villages through Awareness of Norms

To do sustainable humanitarian work in Myanmar, as Shanta does, requires learning to respect cultural norms and acceptable behavior.  This...
Dec 16, 2021 community-led - economic development - leadership - Uncategorized

Zambia Expansion Update

Greetings Shanta community!  First, I want to wish you and yours an incredible holiday season filled with laughter, love, and the joy that...
Dec 2, 2021 Blog - community-led - leadership

Resiliency and Development Part II

Transformative Capacity  Transformative capacity means having the ability to affect systemic change or create a positive...
Nov 24, 2021 Blog - community bank - economic development - Village Partners

November 2021 Newsletter

Visit this link to read more about the impact of U Maung Boat's new business, as well as view the rest of our November Newsletter, which...