Through the life-changing experience of a Kili summit, our group of donors built a life-long bond with the destination and the projects visited. The travelers were able to see exactly how their donations were utilized, and gained an authentic view of the communities they support in a manner that is organic, without the asymmetry of a usual benefactor-recipient transaction. Given the way in which the trip was crafted, most of the funds spent by the travelers remained in the communities visited, with about a $500 per person direct donation to Mama Hope’s projects. The experience catalyzed a stronger sense of belonging, which translated to greater giving and advocacy, as well as serve as press and marketing materials for awareness and fund-raising campaigns.