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 9/30/14): $30,632 (51% of goal)


Charleston Ready to Walk!

The community at Charleston Southern University (CSU) is ready to walk and extend the kingdom of heaven to Moldova, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Uganda while doing so!  If you would like to support their Walk and/or join them and set up your own fundraising page, click here.  The big day is Saturday, November 1 - meet at the CSU flagpole at 9 am!  Thanks and have a great time!


Next Up - Charleston, SC!

The students at Charleston Southern University will be sponsoring their 5th Walk for Economic Empowerment on Saturday, November 1.  CSU students, faculty, and staff have already raised thousands of dollars over the years to extend more of the kingdom of heaven to the materially poor.  100% of the 2014 Walk's proceeds will go to PEER Servants microfinance partners in Moldova, Uganda, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.  You don't have to be a CSU student to participate!  Walkers will gather on campus at 9 am on November 1.  Come join them and make it a morning to change the future of a family in another part of the world!


Thank you, Boston!

God provided us a beautiful day, not only with the weather, but with great fellowship. Almost $25,000 has already come in as of the day of the Walk and if we all make that extra push, we are likely to reach our $35,000 goal for the Boston Walk.  Special thanks to Chick-fil-A, Stop & Shop, and HoneyDew Donuts for making the day extra special.

Thank you to all of you have came and contributed in so many ways!  Send a note out to your donors thanking them or encouraging them to give if they haven't already done so - any donations received by December 15, 2014 will still go to your microfinance partner in 2014.  Mail any donations you receive to PEER Servants, PO Box 258, Woburn, MA 01801 with a note stating the donations are from the Walk and specifying your microfinance partner (e.g., "Walk - Philippines").

Our 2015 Boston Walk will be the 10th anniversary of the Walk.  Get ready for a great event!


It's Going to be a Beautiful Day!

The Boston Walk is this morning and there is very little chance of any rain (thank you, Lord)!  In fact, we're told we should be eating lunch in sunshine!  It may be a little nippy for some, so bring a jacket, but come on out and join us for what is going to be a great day for extending a bit more of heaven to earth (and experiencing a bit more while we're doing it!).


Here Comes the Son!

And, just perhaps, here comes the sun as well!  We know the Son will come; weathermen are all over the board as to whether the sun will come tomorrow (Saturday) morning as well.

Being people of faith, we are planning to host the Walk outdoors, so look for us at the gazebo on the Commons adjacent to Lake Quannapowitt (near the Congregational Church - 1 Church Street in Wakefield).  If it's really wet then and you don't see anyone there, head to The First Baptist Church (the big white church just a 2 minute walk away at 8 Lafayette Street in Wakefield).

Any rain is supposed to be very light, so we will definitely still walk.  Shine or rain, we're going to have a great time experiencing and extending a bit more of heaven to earth!  We hope you can join us!


Join Us on Rain or Shine!

While the weather forecast for this Saturday morning in the Boston area has gone from sun to clouds to showers over recent days, we are still prayerful for a nice morning!  We have seen God break through with sun in the midst of clouds and rainy forecasts many times in the past!

The Boston Walk will be on rain or shine.  If it is raining or too wet to be outdoors, we will meet at The First Baptist Church in Wakefield (8 Lafayette Street), which is a 2 minute Walk from the Commons area where we will be if it is dry.

Check back on this website by 5 pm on Friday, May 30 to get the final call on where we'll be.  At worst, the weathermen are predicting friendly showers that morning, so if you'd still like to walk, bring an umbrella.  We'll still have all of the food and recreation activities indoors if it is wet.

Rain or shine, we hope to see you Saturday morning!


Who Should I Walk for?

Wondering which indigenous microfinance institution you should raise funds for?  There are many excellent ones to choose from!  Here are the microfinance partners that have the current greatest need for funding and a bit about how they will use the funds you raise.  Can't decide?  Then choose Where Most Needed and we will direct 100% of what you raise to the organization in greatest need.

CSS/India - Loans starting smaller than $50 will go to primarily Muslim and Hindu clients on the outskirts of Kolkata.

CCT/Philippines - Children of former streetdwellers will get scholarships to attend an excellent Christian boarding school.

Invest Credit/Moldova - Moldova will have a few more women business owners who will be able to create a more stable family environment and, in the long term, stem the tide of human trafficking.

HEED/Sri Lanka - Most loans will go to women-led households trying to recover from the long civil war and the death or disability of their husband.

Thanks for joining us and extending a bit more of heaven to earth!