18 Sep

Donor Feature: Why Advisory Board members, Arthur Cohen and Elizabeth Karcher, invest in Shanta . . .

Thirteen years ago Elizabeth and I went to Myanmar and spent one day visiting remote villages that hadn’t progressed in hundreds of years. We were moved by the generosity, kindness and work ethic...
30 Aug

Back to school in Pone Tan village

For many students here in the United States, it’s time to go back to school. The first day of the school year is always a fresh start full of newness. New notebooks with pages that haven’t been...
25 Jul

2017 Annual Report

As we look back on last year, we feel proud of the capacity we have built within our organization and for the many lives we have touched in Myanmar. We hope you enjoy reading about all...
9 May

Vitamin Angels Partner with Shanta to Help Pregnant Mothers and Children Soar

Poverty and lack of access to nutritious foods is a barrier to health in rural Myanmar. The cuisine in the villages centers around rice. Protein consumption here is scarce, maybe only a couple times...
25 Mar

Midwife Saves Lives in Ga Naing Nge West Village

Nang Pe’s Story My name is Nang Pe and I live in Ga Naing Nge West village. I have three children and my husband is Khun Lan. We grow cheroot leaves that we use to make cigars. When I was...
18 Dec

Pigs for Prosperity

Our visit to Chaung Kaut village was incredibly inspiring. Most families have turned their pig farms into significant businesses and using their additional income for improving their houses (metal...
28 Aug

Building Blocks for a Better Life

In 2011 when Shanta first partnered with Ta Khae village, Nang Pawe spent her days working in the fields growing only chili and cabbage for her family to eat.  Her family’s annual income was less...
12 Jul

Welcome to the Team, Seinne Lai

As Shanta grows in Myanmar, increasing both our number of staff and partner villages and preparing to expand into two new regions of the country, it was time to hire a Country Director to be in...
10 Jul

Healthier and Brighter Futures

Our yearly dental clinics really are life changing. In the region where Shanta works, it is not uncommon for adults to suffer significant tooth loss and painful gum infections. By the time they’re...