May 12, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Shanta Remains Steadfast: Supporting Partner Villages During Challenging Times

This has been a very volatile time for Shanta Foundation’s partner villages and Myanmar staff. We have learned that the most important...
Apr 28, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Humble Roots, Big Dreams

Nang Ohn Kyi has humble roots and big dreams. She comes from a poor village where her family subsists on growing cheroot, wheat, and tea...
Apr 21, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

The Toughest Decision of All

Choosing villages to partner with is a weighty decision made each year by our fantastic staff in Myanmar. Partnering with Shanta requires...
Apr 14, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Thingyan - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Thingyan Traditions

Thingyan is the most significant annual festival on the Myanmar calendar. Held over several days, it marks the end of the hot, dry season...
Apr 7, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Paul Farmer: Pioneer in Social Justice

Shanta Foundation addresses inequalities in rural Myanmar by empowering villages to assess their own needs and fund their own solutions....
Mar 17, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Snack Success!

“I’m excited to make my future plans happen. I feel that our village is lucky to have the community loan fund. I love it. I believe...
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...
Mar 7, 2019 Blog - community bank - community-led - economic development - women

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...
Jan 17, 2019 Blog - community bank - community-led - economic development - women

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...
Aug 28, 2017 Blog - community bank - economic development - Village Partners - women

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...