A place to call home.
Although Arusha is one of the most developed cities in Tanzania, it continues to struggle with crippling levels of poverty and meager living conditions. Children are disproportionately affected, and many of them are left to survive in the streets due to extreme poverty.
K2 Adventures Foundation supports a local orphanage called Summit Happy Home to provide displaced and orphaned children with a safe environment, proper accommodations, essential medical care and much needed food and clothing. Just as importantly, we want them to experience what it is like to be treated with dignity and kindness.Donate Now
Summit Happy Home launched in 2019 with six children ranging in age from two to eight years old. There are now ten children living on the property along with five full-time caregivers and staff. We believe in the inseparable bonds of families, which is why we keep siblings together at the orphanage when possible. Currently residing at the orphanage are six boys and four girls: brother and sister; Ana and Baraka, brothers; Jackson and Emmanuel and sisters; Esther and Glory, as well as Ethan, William, Namyaki and Mathies.
The goal of Summit Happy Home is to provide the children with everything they need to grow and thrive once they arrive under our care. This includes proper nutrition, clean clothing, safe sleeping and living accommodations, multi-lingual education, as well as routine medical and dental care, but above all, a stable place to finally call home. Each child came to us in their own special way. We are humbled to watch them grow and witness their smiles as they experience the joys of life.
Summit Happy Home was built to be a self-sustaining project, which includes a working garden and a free-standing greenhouse. We have a full team managing the property onsite, including a dedicated cook, caregivers, a property manager and an English teacher. In 2022, a learning center was constructed on the property to further provide valuable resources and opportunities for the children of Summit Happy Home, ensuring their long-term development and further reducing the children’s vulnerability in Arusha.
Our volunteer teams visit each year, and each year the property keeps getting “happier”. The children now have an outdoor playground complete with a swing set, tire run, monkey bars and a new climbing wall, as well as constant snuggles from our resident dog, also named K2.
Travel with us, and you’ll get to assist with performing minor maintenance and projects on the property and in the garden, distributing toys and supplies or just spending a day with a child. If you’re interested in having a significant impact in the lives of underprivileged children, this is the trip for you.
During your visit, you’re likely to make a profound connection with the children at Summit Happy Home. It happens to all of us. We call this the “beautiful moment!” This year, we’re excited to announce that we have a Child Sponsorship program in place.
For a minimum of $75 a month, you can provide the children living at Summit Happy Home with the financial support to cover their clothing, food, educational materials and hygienic supplies. You will also become a member of our “Summit Society” and your contribution is tax deductible.Sponsor a Child