13 Sep

What I Am Fired Up About

While I am always enthusiastic about Shanta's work, I get truly enthused when I think about Shanta's future. On the cusp of expansion with a blueprint of the Village Partnership Model (VPM) in the...
27 Jun

No Longer Left Behind

Ma Khin Lay is a 37-year-old married woman living in Htee Lone village in Taunggyi Township. She has two children in the 5th and 7th grades. Ma Khin attended school up to grade 5, and her husband...
25 May

IMAGINE…Villagers Self-financing Their Paths out of Poverty. The Power of the Community Loan Fund

What makes Shanta unique in the humanitarian and community development world? Our unique development model has three pillars of sustainability that ensure a permanent (yes, permanent!) solution to...
30 Apr

Leading to a Better Vision

A Leader Is Born! U Lee Tan is a forty-year-old husband, father of two, and a farmer from Shanta’s partner village, Chaung Kaut. In 2015, when the partnership began, he was elected by his fellow...
9 Mar

A Personal View from Inside Myanmar

Written by a staff member in Myanmar: Military regime in Myanmar lasted from 1962 to 2011 and resumed again in 1st February 2021. The military detained the recently elected leaders of the National...
3 Feb

Myanmar Political Upheaval

By now, you may have heard about the political upheaval that took place January 31, 2021 in Myanmar. Of note, the military has staged a coup and prevented those elected in the November 2020 elections...
8 Dec

Nocrumbsleft and Teri Turner Support Shanta

We're excited that Teri Turner, a hugely popular Instagram food blogger and author of the best-selling cookbook, No Crumbs Left: Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous, is encouraging her Friday...
19 Nov

COVID-19 Alert

While our partner villages have not yet had any Covid-19 cases, the travel restrictions and drought have severely impacted their livelihoods. Villagers could not get their crops to the markets this...
21 Sep

2019 Impact Report

Click here to read our 2019 Impact Report We are eager to share the results of Shanta's hard work this year, in collaboration with Muditar and all of our village partners and you, because without...
4 Aug

Shanta’s Model Empowers Villages during COVID-19

“My three sons are students and I’m worrying how can I support them to keep study this year. And because of I lost big amount of money in last season, I need to reduce farming size.”- Maung...
9 Jun

Taking time to do it the right way – how COVID-19 is changing our work in Myanmar

A lot has changed since my last blog post, shared as the real scale of COVID-19’s impact on our lives was just beginning to come into focus in the US and Myanmar. By mid-April our partner...
20 Apr

Shanta’s Response to the Coronavirus in Myanmar

A message from Laurie Meininger, Shanta's Executive Director, about our response to the coronavirus in...
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