Our Work

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Village Partnership Programs

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Supporting Education

Ensuring that all children have the opportunity to attend school.
  • Daycare centers to encourage an early love of learning
  • Construction of new primary and middle schools
  • Matching scholarships for middle and high school students
  • English language summer school

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Providing Local Health Care

Providing affordable, village-based health services with a focus on prevention and health education, primarily for women and young children.
  • Training and resources for auxiliary Village Nurse-Midwives in each community
  • Training and resources for Village Health Educators to support young mothers
  • Free dental care for children and adults
  • Access to prenatal vitamins, contraception, and immunizations

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Expanding Economic Opportunities

Offering families, and especially women, financial security and independence.
  • Community Lending Funds for affordable borrowing
  • Village Development Funds pay for new and existing programs, and are sustainably financed by the interest from loans
  • Agricultural projects that increase household incomes and preserve the environment (Pig Farms and the Coffee Project)

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Building Infrastructure

Investing in infrastructure development to support efforts in education, health and economic improvement.
  • Clean and accessible water
  • Solar lighting for each home
  • Road improvements

 

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Developing Participatory Leadership

Training a broad-based elected group of women and men to work closely with Shanta to use a model that harnesses diversity and creates shared responsibility for action.
  • Monthly mentoring
  • Auditing loan funds
  • Skill-based workshops

 

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