2 Dec

Resiliency and Development Part II

Transformative Capacity  Transformative capacity means having the ability to affect systemic change or create a positive enabling environment for people to work together to invest...
24 Nov

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 also contains pictures from our recent Zambia expansion...
11 Nov

Chocolate Fountains and Women’s Empowerment

Thoughts from Executive Director, Wade Griffith Ever been to a Golden Corral restaurant? For your sake, I hope not. Still, there is one fantastic attraction at these semi-seedy buffet joints. THE...
4 Nov

Resiliency and Development

Community-Led Development in the face of COVID19? The emergence of COVID-19 in 2020 posed an existential threat to thousands of international development programs. Organizations stopped operations...
25 Oct

Water for Aung Le!

Imagine walking a mile to retrieve water for your everyday use. It may require several trips a day to complete ordinary tasks like cooking, cleaning, animal care, and watering garden plants. These...
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...
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