We’re excited that Teri Turner, a hugely popular Instagram food blogger and author of the best-selling cookbook, No Crumbs Left: Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous, is encouraging her Friday Favorites newsletter subscribers to donate to Shanta. And she is matching their donations, dollar for dollar!
If you like to cook and could use some tasty inspiration, check out Teri’s Friday Favorites blog and recipe newsletter. It’s 100% free, and you can sign up for it here: https://nocrumbsleft.net/friday-favorites/
Here is what Teri said about Shanta in her 11/20/20 issue of Friday Favorites, which is a DIY holiday gift themed issue.
“DIY isn’t just about a craft or dish you can make for a friend. Without even leaving the house, you can make a difference on the other side of the world. At year-end, I think about what I’ve done to make a difference and select some nonprofits whose mission I feel personally aligned with. This year, one I’ve chosen is Shanta Foundation, a nonprofit working in Myanmar for 15 years, and I hope you will too.
Recently, my friend Anna Pool, a volunteer with Shanta for ten years, told me about Nang Aye Than, a mother of four, who started her village’s first snack shop and mini-store with a low-interest loan from the Women’s Saving Group. Before that, she could rarely afford protein like pork and eggs for her family’s meals. Now her family can afford the nutrition it needs, and she can send her children to school.
Let’s do it together! I will match every donation personally, and I hope that you will consider donating, no matter how small—if you can give five dollars, or even two, that will be truly meaningful. Empowering women is so inspirational!”
Thank you, Teri and all her followers, for supporting women on their path out of poverty!