Community Driven Technology Solutions
Technology barriers hinder financial independence and quality of life for low-income individuals, people of color, adults with disabilities, and other frontline communities. suma’s community-driven tech solution removes these barriers, making essential goods and services more affordable.
“Suma” means “sum, total, addition, or combination” in Spanish. The suma app aggregates opportunities for frontline communities to access discounts and subsidies, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
We envision an inclusive technology landscape for frontline communities that are often exploited or overlooked by the tech sector.
What We Do
Collaborating with partners and governments, we advocate for digital policies that involve community members and bridge the digital divide.
We launched the suma platform, a community-built payment app that helps low-income households save money on essential expenses like food, transportation, and utilities.
suma for Community Members, Partners, and Funders
For Community Members
Experience the power of the suma app in stretching your budget and saving you money on essential expenses such as food, transportation, and utilities.
We built the app for people like you – the ones hustling to make ends meet, looking for discounts and savings on the things you buy the most.
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Community members shared privacy concerns, reviewed best practices, and provided detailed policy recommendations in small group discussions facilitated by the suma team.
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Pioneering A Transformative Mobility Journey
In 2021, we partnered with Hacienda CDC and Verde to work on improving access to affordable and private transportation. Together, we tested a transportation platform prototype (suma 1.0) in Hacienda CDC’s resident community.
•App User Testing