digital enterprise: the suma platform

Suma believes community-led technology is required to advance financial independence and quality of life for low-income families.

In that spirit, we present the suma platform to overcome the cost, privacy and payment barriers that prevent our communities from using their technology to access critical goods and services

prototype 1.2
prototype 1.2
prototype 1.2
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Launching in Portland in late 2022 by providing affordable housing residents with low-cost, secure and easy to use access to clean mobility services, our web-based platform grows to offer multiple food, transportation and utility options to Portland’s frontline community members.

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FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS. Through the platform, our communities can securely access essential goods and services in a user-friendly way. Click on the icon to learn more.
FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVIDERS and other frontline partners. The suma platform makes it easier to meet the needs of your community. Click on the icon to learn more.
FOR VENDORS. The suma platform makes it easier for you to find and serve new customers from frontline communities. Click on the icon to learn more.
FOR FUNDERS. The suma platform makes it easy for frontline community members to enter the technological landscape. Click on the icon to learn more.
community-led technology:
-pilot projects
-community partners
-prototype 1.0
-surveys
-privacy dialogues
-prototype 1.1
-best practices
-community events
-designing for privacy
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We're building the suma app with community members in mind – a secure, easy to use platform that helps you save money on the things you buy the most. Through the platform, our communities can safely access essential goods and services in a user-friendly way. Stay tuned to this site for more information, and join our mailing list to get platform updates.

The suma platform is about building collective strength across affordable housing communities. We make it easier for your residents to build a stronger community for themselves and each other and easier for you to protect resident privacy. Stay tuned to this site for new information, and join our mailing list for opportunities to partner with suma.

We're building the suma platform to connect you with new customers at reduced customer acquisition costs and to increase participation in your community discount programs. Stay tuned to this site for more information, and join our mailing list to get platform updates.

The suma platform reinterprets platform power and network effects as antipoverty strategies because everyone deserves to benefit from technology’s ability to transform lives with the touch of a button. Stay tuned to this site for new information, and join our mailing list to learn more about opportunities to support the platform.