Mar 29, 2020 Blog

The future is still bright

We know the world is feeling upside down right now, and everyone is facing a lot of uncertainty and fear. It is time for us all to take...
Mar 12, 2020 Blog - community bank - community-led - leadership - women

Dan’s Notes from the Field

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I want to share with you all some recent stories from our partner villages. On my visit to...
Feb 25, 2020 Blog

Welcome Our New Program Manager

Join us in giving our newly hired Program Manager, Dan Osnato, a warm Shanta welcome! “I joined Shanta because decades of research on...
Dec 13, 2019 Blog

Fireworks Spark a Bright Future

Bwar Kyi and her husband live in Aung Lei village. They are subsistence farmers working the small plot of land they live on to grow...
Aug 13, 2019 education - Uncategorized

What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?

This question is heard echoing in classrooms across the US this week as children and youth go back to school after a long break. Students...
Jun 18, 2019 Blog

Aung Than’s Story: Becoming an Entrepreneur

In rural Myanmar, most villagers rely on their small vegetable farms for their income. This meager livelihood is dependent on weather...
May 1, 2019 Blog

Vibrant Village Foundation Visits Myanmar

Dana Delaski, Vibrant Village Foundation, reflects on her visit to our partner villages in the Shan State and Pauk Township earlier this...
Apr 23, 2019 Blog

Celebrate clean water with us!

It's Water Festival in Myanmar! Happy Thingyan from all of us at Shanta and Muditar! Enjoy this short video from Nge Nge and Maw Kin on...
Jan 17, 2019 Blog - community bank - community-led - economic development - women

Growing Dreams With Single Origin Coffee

Wai Ti, of Pin Mi Kone village, shows us her young coffee plant in her bamboo shade house. While her coffee bean harvest may be a few years...
Sep 18, 2018 Blog

Donor Feature: Why Advisory Board members, Arthur Cohen and Elizabeth Karcher, invest in Shanta . . .

Thirteen years ago Elizabeth and I went to Myanmar and spent one day visiting remote villages that hadn’t progressed in hundreds of...