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 3/31/14): $0 (0% of goal)
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!
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!
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!
Join us for our first ever Beach Walk for Economic Empowerment at Seabrook Beach in New Hampshire. We'll gather at 42 Hooksett Street in Seabrook. Registration is at 2:00 pm and the Official Walk Start at 2:15 pm. We'll have your Walk T-Shirt, a drink, and a small snack awaiting you. Then we'll head out shortly after high tide to walk to Massachusetts and back (just over 2 miles) and should be done no later than 4:00 pm. What better way to spend a late summer afternoon?
Go to "Step 2" (see to the left) to choose a microfinance partner to walk for and set up your own fundraising page. 100% of what you raise will go to the microfinance program of your choice. Raise and/or give at least $200 and we'll waive the $20 registration fee.
We hope you can join us!