As individuals, we want to feel useful. We want to find meaning in the things that we do. As a team we want to find a more effective way to help transform lives and communities around the world.
Here are some of the ways our global community benefits when our clients participate in our team building programs.
Kiva Loans for entrepreneurs in developing countries
Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Though our “Play it Forward” program teams select a person or group they would like to support – the greater their success, the bigger the loan! To date, Summit has loaned over $100,000 to entrepreneurs in developing countries and look forward to investing more.
Soccket Balls for resource-poor communities
Much more than a normal soccer ball, the SOCCKET is a portable generator that provides fun and power to those who play with it. Just 30 minutes of play can power a simple LED lamp for 3 hours.
When clients choose our “Survive or Thrive” program, Summit will purchase a Soccket Ball with a lamp for each team participating. Last year alone almost 40 families and communities got to play by day and read by night thanks to Summit clients.
Prostheses for International Children’s Hospital in Kenya
There is a great need for prostheses in many impoverished African communities. Our “Step Up” program combines philanthropy with fun and competition. This program debuted in 2013 and already there are many individuals who can now walk without assistance!