YOU can make a HUGE difference!

Look at what you can do in three easy steps to empower the materially poor...
Step 1: Choose a Walk location and date.
Step 2: Choose a microfinance institution (MFI) from the list below and set up a fundraising page.
(These MFIs that will receive 100% of what you raise. Send your fundraising page to friends and receive donations online.)
Step 3: Show up for your Walk ready to have a great time!
This Walk allows select MFIs to provide small loans, business training and spiritual encouragement so that the materially poor can work and experience the joy of overcoming poverty, providing for their families, blessing their communities and living with dignity. With initial loan amounts as small as $50, a micro-entrepreneur can start or grow a business.
Please join us to help extend a bit more of heaven to the materially poor of our world.
Goal: $60,000 -------> Amount Raised (as of 4/15/14): $310 (1% of goal)


10 by 4/30 - $1,000 Bonus!

The Boston Walk will have a lot of incentives to encourage you to make the most of this opportunity to extend a bit more of heaven to the materially poor in our world.  Here's the first incentive...

Any Team that has at least ten walkers with their own fundraising pages by April 30 will get a $1,000 bonus added to what they raise!

Sign up for your Team today (see Step 2 to the left) and encourage others to do the same!

Chick-fil-A Supports Boston!

Chick-fil-A makes one of the best chicken sandwiches out there.  Better yet - while they do it, they are doing so much to support the community!  We are so excited to announce that for the 8th year in a row, the Burlington Mall Chick-fil-A is sponsoring our May 31 Boston Walk for Economic Empowerment!  That means shortly after you round Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield and have the great joy of having extended opportunity to at least one family in another part of the world through the funds you raised, a delicious chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A will be yours!  (Can't wait until then - head to the Burlington Mall and support Chick-fil-A today!).  Chick-fil-A and YOU are a great combination to extend a bit more of heaven to the materially poor of our world. Set up your fundraising page today and enable a mom or dad to start or grow a business that will enable them to provide for their children.


First Up in 2014 - Boston!

Boston is a city of firsts, so it is only natural that Boston would be the first site for the 2014 Walk for Economic Empowerment!  The Walk will take place Saturday, May 31 around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield.  Registration opens at 9:30 am on the south side of the Lake - near the Congregational Church.  We'll have coffee, donuts, and other snacks awaiting your arrival, have lots of funs games for the kids and whole family after the easy 3-mile Walk around the Lake, and not allow you to go home until we had fed you lunch (thanks to our corporate sponsors!).  Please join us to kick off summer and kick out poverty!


2013 Walks Raise Over $40,000

Thank you to the hundreds of walkers and donors who helped raise over $40,000 to empower the materially poor through our 2013 Walks for Economic Empowerment. The funds have already been distributed to indigenous Christian microfinance institutions in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and are touching the lives of thousands.  Our 2014 Walks will be announced soon.  Please check back and plan to join us!


Our Last 2013 Walk - Newburyport, MA

Some would say we've saved the best Walk for last!  The Newburyport Christmas Walk will be held on Saturday, December 14, at Noon.  Meet at the home of Bob and Renate Uhlig (10 Ocean Street in Newburyport) and then head out for not only an opportunity to see the beautiful homes of Newburyport decorated for Christmas, but a 25 cent hot dog at Richdale's, and then back to the Uhligs for hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.  Renate has quite a selection, but we encourage everyone to bring their favorite for a festive finish to a year of Walks that will have allowed hundreds if not thousands around the world to experience a bit more of heaven on earth.  What a great Christmas gift to give to Jesus.  All are warmly welcomed - please join us!


The Charleston Walk is this Saturday!

The students at Charleston Southern University are so committed to extending the kingdom of heaven to the materially poor that they have scheduled a second 2013 Walk - Saturday, November 2.  They'll be meeting, rain or shine, at the flagpole at the center of the CSU campus at 9 am.  The funds they raise will enable families in Moldova and the Philippines to meet their own needs with dignity and educate their children (in the Philippines, even former streetdweller children) to have much better futures than their parents had.  You don't have to be a CSU student to walk - join in and be used by God to start small businesses and really bless the materially poor.


DC Walk Gone Virtual!

The US Government shutdown may close the National Mall and cancel our ability to hold the Washington DC Walk for Economic Empowerment there on Saturday, October 5, but it won't stop us from empowering the materially poor of Moldova and other countries in which we partner!  Make October 5 (or a later date in October) a "Virtual Walk" wherever you may be. Set up your fundraising page by choosing the microfinance institution you want to raise funds for (see to the left), note "2nd DC Walk for Economic Empowerment" on your fundraising page, and we will send you a Walk T-Shirt to proudly wear while you walk right where you are!  The Government can't stop you from walking there!  Email Emily Simmons, our DC Walk Coordinator, to get your Walk T-Shirt once you have set up your fundraising page.  And remember that the first $5,000 raised through the DC Walk will be matched.  Thanks!