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...
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...
Dec 6, 2023 community-led - economic development - education - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Menstruation is Not a Bad Word

Most community members, particularly women, in rural Myanmar villages lack adequate knowledge of family planning. A lack of effective...
Nov 21, 2023 community-led - economic development - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Pig Farming Continues to Thrive in Myanmar Villages

Despite unstable conditions, travel and trade restrictions, and runaway inflation, our Pig Farm Project has achieved significant success...
Nov 8, 2023 community-led - economic development - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Myanmar’s Thadingyut “Festival of Lights”

Thadingyut Festival took place in Myanmar last week, bringing a sense of gratitude, unity, and celebration to a nation that has undergone...