Jan 25, 2023 community bank - community-led - economic development - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Meet Chan Nyein Aung- Regional Manager of Pauk Region

How did you get involved with Muditar? When my previous work project ended, I discovered the Muditar vacancy announcement on the MIMU...
Jan 12, 2023 community bank - community-led - economic development - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Saving Grace of a Scholarship Fund

Eighteen-year-old Khun San Mhway lives in Htee Lone village with his mother and is the youngest of nine children. His father died when he...
Dec 28, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners

An Update on Recent Tragic Events in Pauk

Due to recent military threats, members of several of our partner villages were forced to flee into the forest for one week at the end of...
Dec 22, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners - womensempowerment

Zambia Expansion Update: Remembering The Main Thing

Two weeks ago, Shanta signed an MOU with the People’s Action Forum (PAF), a local, non-profit development organization in Zambia.  This...
Nov 10, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners - womensempowerment

Women’s Leadership Success in Pauk

Khin Mar Myint, a 42-year-old woman with a 6th grade education, lives in Aung Si Thar village in Pauk Township. Her family's main business...
Oct 19, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Passing the Bullets and Grenades Test: The Resiliency of Shanta Foundation’s Development Model

I’m not sure anyone understands project resiliency (or the lack thereof) until the bullets and grenades start flying. Recently, Shanta...
Oct 5, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

Prioritizing the Library

Ohn Hmin village partnered with Shanta Foundation in 2019 and is situated in the Pauk township within the restricted military zone with...
Sep 8, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

MOU: Memorandum of Unequals

If #shiftthepower is to be more than the catchphrase du jour among progressive development professionals, we must reconsider how MOUs are...
Aug 10, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

Flexibility “ADDs” to the Solution

Drought? Pandemic? Flooding? There is a lot to be said for a development model (i.e., solution to poverty) that can succeed under...
Jul 7, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

What Does It Take to Graduate?

Over the course of a 6-year partnership with Shanta, villages create committees to manage the different projects and areas of interest they...