Jun 9, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - nurse midwife - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Becoming a Village Nurse Midwife

Nang Thein Oat grew up in Pin Laung Township in Southern Shan State. She went to school through 10th grade but struggled to pass her state...
Mar 8, 2022 community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Empower a Woman, and You Change the World Forever!

"When you educate a girl, there is a ripple effect that goes beyond what you would get from a normal investment…When you educate a girl,...
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,...
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...
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...
Mar 25, 2018 Blog - women

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...
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...
Jul 18, 2016 community-led - leadership - Village Partners - women

The Pa’O Women’s Group Finds Their Voice

In Naung Boat, Shanta has been challenged by a perceived lack of village interest in the partnership, specifically by women. We’ve...