Mar 3, 2022 community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Burning the Ashes: Civil War, Poverty and the Revictimization of the Poor

Myanmar is a tragedy. Already one of the poorest countries in the world and often ranked as the poorest country in Asia, the civil war that...
Feb 24, 2022 community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Education in the Form of Coffee

Wai Ti is 35 years old and has been married for 14 years with three children. She did not go to school as a child and thought it was too...
Feb 17, 2022 community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Natural Fertilizer=Increased Yields!

“I am happy that I am able to produce these natural inputs very well. I feel that it’s worth to invest time to produce. Results are not...
Feb 10, 2022 community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Thanaka- A Cultural Adornment

For Shanta to achieve our goal of a community-led approach that results in a village being self-sufficient after six years, we must make...
Jan 27, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - women

Education + Opportunity = Women’s Empowerment

20-Year-old Nan Khan Pin has participated in her village Self Help Group (SHG) since she was 18. Her education only went through 5th grade,...
Dec 16, 2021 community-led - economic development - leadership - Uncategorized

Zambia Expansion Update

Greetings Shanta community!  First, I want to wish you and yours an incredible holiday season filled with laughter, love, and the joy that...
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...
Nov 11, 2021 Blog - community-led - economic development - leadership - women

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...
Nov 4, 2021 Blog - community-led - economic development - leadership

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...
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...