29 Mar

The future is still bright

We know the world is feeling upside down right now, and everyone is facing a lot of uncertainty and fear. It is time for us all to take care of ourselves and one another. Together we are stronger and...
12 Mar

Dan’s Notes from the Field

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I want to share with you all some recent stories from our partner villages. On my visit to Myanmar in January, I was inspired every day by these...
25 Feb

Welcome Our New Program Manager

Join us in giving our newly hired Program Manager, Dan Osnato, a warm Shanta welcome! “I joined Shanta because decades of research on aid effectiveness tells us that the village development...
13 Dec

Fireworks Spark a Bright Future

Bwar Kyi and her husband live in Aung Lei village. They are subsistence farmers working the small plot of land they live on to grow onions, garlic, and potatoes. The amount of money they make from...
6 Oct

2018 Annual Report

Click here to read our 2018 Annual Report. A Letter From the Board of Directors A very warm hello to our Shanta supporters! 2018 was an exciting year, filled with many opportunities for...
13 Aug

What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?

This question is heard echoing in classrooms across the US this week as children and youth go back to school after a long break. Students share stories of camps, traveling, and outdoor adventures...
18 Jun

Aung Than’s Story: Becoming an Entrepreneur

In rural Myanmar, most villagers rely on their small vegetable farms for their income. This meager livelihood is dependent on weather conditions, market prices, and their ability to transport crops...
1 May

Vibrant Village Foundation Visits Myanmar

Dana Delaski, Vibrant Village Foundation, reflects on her visit to our partner villages in the Shan State and Pauk Township earlier this year. In her thoughtful blog post, Dana shares four key...
23 Apr

Celebrate clean water with us!

It's Water Festival in Myanmar! Happy Thingyan from all of us at Shanta and Muditar! Enjoy this short video from Nge Nge and Maw Kin on how clean, safe water is changing lives in one rural...
7 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women's Day! Traditionally, women have been under represented in rural Myanmar. The men made the decisions for what they thought was best for the entire village. When...
17 Jan

Growing Dreams With Single Origin Coffee

Wai Ti, of Pin Mi Kone village, shows us her young coffee plant in her bamboo shade house. While her coffee bean harvest may be a few years away, this dedicated entrepreneur is excited to take a...
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...
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