Oct 27, 2023 community-led - economic development - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Hope and Hopelessness in Siyowi Village

"Don't be afraid of the shadows. It only means there's a light nearby." - Amy Lee Sitting in the Dallas airport, just in from...
Oct 22, 2023 community-led - economic development - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners

A Tribute to Jeff Markel

A Remembrance Shanta lost a pioneering member of our community this year. Co-founder and former executive director, Mike Karpfen, shared...
Sep 15, 2023 community-led - economic development - leadership - Myanmar staff - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Meet Khun Aung Sein

• How long have you worked with Muditar? What was your first role? I have been employed at Muditar since December 2015, which means I...
Aug 9, 2023 community bank - community-led - economic development - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners - zambia

Success Is Best When It Is Shared

Lin Phon village is situated in Pin Laung Township, 29 kilometers from the nearest town. It has 56 homes with a population of 290 people of...
Jul 20, 2023 community-led - economic development - female leaders - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners - womensempowerment - zambia

What Exactly is Community-Led Development?

Community-led development (CLD) is the active involvement and participation of local members in the decision-making, planning,...
Jul 5, 2023 community-led - economic development - female leaders - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners - womensempowerment - zambia

5 Years Ago- VNM’s Save the Day

Nang Pe’s Story My name is Nang Pe, and I live in Ga Naing Nge West village. I have three children, and my husband is Khun Lan. We...
Jun 9, 2023 community-led - economic development - female leaders - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners - womensempowerment - zambia

Meet Janet Nyoni

Meet Janet Nyoni, Program Manager for People’s Action Forum, Shanta’s implementing partner organization in Zambia. How long have you...
May 23, 2023 community-led - economic development - female leaders - leadership - Uncategorized - Village Partners - womensempowerment - zambia

Nang No and her Tofu Business

Nang No, a 33-year-old mother from Htee Kan Laung is one of five family members with only an elementary education. Her three children are...
May 9, 2023 community-led - economic development - female leaders - leadership - peoplesactionforum - Uncategorized - Village Partners - zambia

What Our Boarding School Students Have to Say

We just received a packet of letters from sponsored boarding school students and love reading about their experiences! All these children...
Apr 19, 2023 community-led - economic development - female leaders - leadership - peoplesactionforum - Uncategorized - Village Partners - zambia

Zambian Partner Villages Identified!

After much research, baseline data collection, and engagement with a host of local leaders (elected and tribal) in Zambia, we have...