Jul 12, 2024 community-led - economic development - education - leadership - peoplesactionforum - Uncategorized - Village Partners - womensempowerment - zambia

That was Then, This is Now

A chance meeting between a Burmese tour guide and two Americans backpacking through Southeast Asia forever changed the destiny of so many...
Jun 27, 2024 community-led - economic development - education - female leaders - leadership - peoplesactionforum - Uncategorized - VAP - Village Partners - womensempowerment - zambia

Meet Stella Potemkin- Shanta’s Development Intern

Hey everyone! My name is Stella Potemkin, and I just wanted to take a second to introduce myself as the newest member of the Shanta Team. I...
Jun 13, 2024 community-led - economic development - education - farming - female leaders - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners - womensempowerment

Transforming a Challenge into an Opportunity

Imagine turning a struggle into a success story. Daw Nang Pauk, a 44-year-old resident of Htee Phoo village, did just that. She and her...
Apr 25, 2024 community-led - economic development - education - female leaders - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Impact a Woman- Transform an Entire Village

Typically, women in rural Myanmar households manage the finances of their families. With an annual household income of approximately $700,...
Mar 14, 2024 community bank - community-led - economic development - education - female leaders - leadership - peoplesactionforum - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment - zambia

Meet Francina

Francina Kobela is 55 years old and has two adult children, both women whose education stopped by grade 9. She is a true leader in her...
Feb 21, 2024 community-led - economic development - education - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Historic Cholera Crisis Strikes Zambia; Shanta and VAP Respond

In the midst of the worst Cholera outbreak in Zambian history, Shanta Foundation and FLC’s Village Aid Project will launch an ambitious,...
Feb 20, 2024 community-led - economic development - education - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Preschool Leads to Brighter Futures

Parents in Hti Kan Laung village lack the education and resources to nurture their children as much as they would like to. Their primary...
Jan 30, 2024 community-led - economic development - education - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Meet the Branson’s

Jeff and Laura Branson inspire me. Laura is a retired nurse and Jeff is a retired property caretaker. Once or twice a year we meet, and...
Jan 11, 2024 community-led - economic development - education - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Ma Ei Khaing’s Mobile Grocery

"The seller has arrived! Dry noodles, cheroot cigars, eggplant, tea leaves!” Every two days, her voice is heard throughout the community....
Dec 20, 2023 community-led - economic development - education - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Insight Trip Participant Reflections

Shanta hosted 8 adventurous supporters on our Inaugural Zambian Insight Trip in September for 10 days, combining impactful time in our...