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...
Jun 24, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

All of ______ is Corrupt

Years ago, I was talking to a potential donor about a development project in Latin America. Before I could get a full sentence out, this...
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...
May 12, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Shanta Remains Steadfast: Supporting Partner Villages During Challenging Times

This has been a very volatile time for Shanta Foundation’s partner villages and Myanmar staff. We have learned that the most important...
Apr 28, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Humble Roots, Big Dreams

Nang Ohn Kyi has humble roots and big dreams. She comes from a poor village where her family subsists on growing cheroot, wheat, and tea...