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...
Nov 4, 2021 Blog - community-led - economic development - leadership

Resiliency and Development

Community-Led Development in the face of COVID19? The emergence of COVID-19 in 2020 posed an existential threat to thousands of...
Oct 25, 2021 Blog

Water for Aung Le!

Imagine walking a mile to retrieve water for your everyday use. It may require several trips a day to complete ordinary tasks like cooking,...
Sep 13, 2021 Blog

What I Am Fired Up About

While I am always enthusiastic about Shanta's work, I get truly enthused when I think about Shanta's future. On the cusp of expansion with...
Jun 27, 2021 Blog

No Longer Left Behind

Ma Khin Lay is a 37-year-old married woman living in Htee Lone village in Taunggyi Township. She has two children in the 5th and 7th...
May 25, 2021 Blog

IMAGINE…Villagers Self-financing Their Paths out of Poverty. The Power of the Community Loan Fund

What makes Shanta unique in the humanitarian and community development world? Our unique development model has three pillars of...
Apr 30, 2021 Blog

Leading to a Better Vision

A Leader Is Born! U Lee Tan is a forty-year-old husband, father of two, and a farmer from Shanta’s partner village, Chaung Kaut. In...
Mar 9, 2021 Blog

A Personal View from Inside Myanmar

Written by a staff member in Myanmar: Military regime in Myanmar lasted from 1962 to 2011 and resumed again in 1st February 2021. The...
Feb 3, 2021 Blog

Myanmar Political Upheaval

By now, you may have heard about the political upheaval that took place January 31, 2021 in Myanmar. Of note, the military has staged a...