Total loan: $8,000

Walnut Way

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Milwaukee, WI, United States / Services

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A loan helped purchase an enclosed equipment trailer for our landscaping and urban agriculture programs.

Walnut Way's story

Larry and Sharon, who co-founded Walnut Way with their neighbors in 2002, are the driving force behind the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative in Lindsay Heights, which brings together people who live, work, or serve in the area to improve the quality of life for residents. Sharon grew up in the neighborhood, which she remembers as a diverse community where people sat on their porches and watched out for one another. Together, the co-founders have built a process and a team to envision and implement. They have worked for eighteen years towards placing light on an economically disinvested section of Milwaukee. Successful investments have occurred by establishing trusting relationships between neighbors and stakeholders – together in an effort for the common good. The process is a deliberate walk with neighbors in the community.