Apr 21, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

The Toughest Decision of All

Choosing villages to partner with is a weighty decision made each year by our fantastic staff in Myanmar. Partnering with Shanta requires...
Apr 14, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Thingyan - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Thingyan Traditions

Thingyan is the most significant annual festival on the Myanmar calendar. Held over several days, it marks the end of the hot, dry season...
Apr 7, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Paul Farmer: Pioneer in Social Justice

Shanta Foundation addresses inequalities in rural Myanmar by empowering villages to assess their own needs and fund their own solutions....
Mar 17, 2022 community bank - community-led - economic development - Uncategorized - Village Partners

Snack Success!

“I’m excited to make my future plans happen. I feel that our village is lucky to have the community loan fund. I love it. I believe...
Dec 2, 2021 Blog - community-led - leadership

Resiliency and Development Part II

Transformative Capacity  Transformative capacity means having the ability to affect systemic change or create a positive...
Nov 24, 2021 Blog - community bank - economic development - Village Partners

November 2021 Newsletter

Visit this link to read more about the impact of U Maung Boat's new business, as well as view the rest of our November Newsletter, which...
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...