Welcome
PEER Servants' vision is to enable tens of thousands of the materially poor and non-poor to experience economic, social, and spiritual transformation. We are a group of primarily volunteers who partner with indigenous, autonomous microfinance institutions in Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas. These institutions empower the materially poor through micro-enterprise development wherein small businesses are established that can provide for individuals, families, churches, and communities. Our microfinance partners and the micro-entrepreneurs they serve are used by God to add meaning and fulfillment to our own lives. The transformation we seek is not only for them, but for us as well.

News

Fall Fundraising Banquet:  It's one of our most important gatherings each year to enable us to continue to extend more of the kingdom of heaven to the materially poor and we'd be very honored if you would join us! This year we are blessed to have "Ate" Ruth Callanta, CEO/Founder of CCT (our Filipino microfinance partner) joining us. Ate Ruth will speak and be available to sign her latest book, "A Question of the Heart." Add that to an evening of great food, global music, and lots of fun, and you'll be glad you came! The Banquet is Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 5:30-8:00 pm at the Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston (149 Old Spring Street, Lexington, MA). Tickets (to go towards the cost of the evening) are $25/person, $200/table of eight, or $100/half-table of four. Children (10 and under) are free and childcare is provided. There will also be an opportunity to support PEER Servants' work financially. RSVP by October 15 by filling out this Response Form, noting the number of tickets (adult/children) you would like. Thank you for your encouragement and support!

 

 

Partner News - Hope Fund Burundi:  We are very pleased to announce that Hope Fund Burundi (HFB), an impressive Burundian microfinance organization, has invited PEER Servants to partner with them to extend more of the kingdom of heaven to the rural materially poor. HFB already serves over 15,000 depositors and over 1,000 borrowers using capital that has come primarily from people in Burundi - all the more impressive since Burundi has one of the lowest per capita incomes in the world. How can you get involved? Join "Team Burundi" (a team of volunteers serving HFB) or make a tax-deductible donation to The Burundi Fund! Email us at burundi@peerservants.org for more information.

 

 

2017 Lydia Award Recipient:  Congratulations to Maria Delfina Hernandez, a Guatemalan recycler and doll maker, who despite significant challenges, has established a recycling business employing 10+ people and blessing many in her garbage dump community. Maria is served by Vida Nueva, the microfinance arm of Potter's House, PEER Servants' Guatemalan partner. With the Lydia Award comes a $2,000 grant that Maria will use to continue to grow her business and create more much-needed jobs in Guatemala. She, like Lydia of Acts 16, is using her business to accomplish far more than just profit! Click here for the stories of all three Lydia Award finalists.

 

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:  Do you want to make a difference in the world, join a community of like-minded people, and have your own life enriched while doing so?  We have LOTS of volunteer opportunities, most of which don't require you to hop on a plane to the other side of the planet (while some do!).  Click here to check out some of our current needs.  Hopefully you will see your name on at least one of them and bless us by joining our global discipling community that is experiencing and extending more of the kingdom of heaven on earth.

 

 

Online Gift Gatalog: You may be looking to give a gift, tell others what you'd like to receive, or like to direct 100% of your donation to the country and program of your choice  Our Online Gift Catalog provides a number of life-transforming gifts that you can give to honor someone special while touching the life of a materially poor family, adult, or child.  Gifts ranging in price from $25 to $2,000 include micro-loans to grow small businesses, education scholarships for children, travel scholarships for hardworking volunteers, and more.  100% of your gift will go to your desired program and location around the world. If you are giving a gift to honor someone, we'll offer to send a card to the person you are honoring with your personal message to let them know how amazing they are and how the gift given in their honor is helping someone else become pretty amazing, too!  Click here to access our Online Gift Catalog. Thanks for making a difference!

 

 

2017 Kopano Walk for Economic Empowerment:  We have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in our annual Kopano Walk for Economic Empowerment over the years and 100% of that is empowering the materially poor around the world. Our 2017 Kopano Walk for Economic Empowerment was on Saturday, June 3, and we surpassed our $50,000 goal! Click here for the Walk website and crowdfunding page to get the latest fundraising totals and to join us in having a tremendous positive impact on the materially poor!

 

 

New PEER Servants Video:  Have you been wondering what PEER Servants is all about? Then check out our new PEER Servants video! You'll see our three distinctives - partnership, volunteers, and reciprocity - in action. Send the Youtube link to others to encourage them to get involved. PEER Servants is a global discipling community that is experiencing more of the kingdom of heaven on earth and extending it to others. We'd love to have you join the family!

 

 

Check Out PEER Teens:  PEER Teens is a global community of young people who are experiencing and extending more of the kingdom of heaven on earth. They are living out Matthew 6:10 and asking how they can help realize Jesus' vision that the kingdom will come "on earth as it is in heaven". They are also living out 1 Timothy 4:12 and setting the example for all believers in their faith, speech, conduct, love, and purity. Check out what affiliates currently in Uganda, Zambia, the Philippines, Guatemala, Peru, Burundi, and Boston are doing from the PEER Teens blog.

 

 

Microentrepreneur News - CCT/Philippines:  Meet Francine, a very inspirational microentrepreneur served by The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) in Manila, Philippines.  Francine used an initial loan of less than $100 to start her small convenience store business; she now has a loan of over $1,000 that has enabled her to not only grow her business, but start another like business which her daughter runs.  According to Francine, while she appreciates the access to capital CCT has provided, what she appreciates even more is the spiritual encouragement and support provided through CCT that enabled Francine to hear about and respond to the love of Christ.  Click here or on the picture for a 90-second video about Francine.

 

 

Volunteer News - Scott Purcell:  Who has been one of the PEER Servants volunteers taking the lead on Team Moldova?  That would be Scott Purcell.  Scott has been serving on Team Moldova for many years and was recently recognized by his employer as the volunteer of the year!  Given his background as a CPA and financial analyst, he has been a huge asset to Invest Credit in helping them tell their story to the international investor crowd.  As a result, Invest Credit has qualified for tens of thousands of dollars in various forms of funding that have allowed them to have a significant impact on the country of Moldova.    Scott is one of 150+ volunteers serving our microfinance partners with the skills God has given them and, as Scott so often notes, he is receiving far more than he is giving.