After a mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2014, Impact LiFE’s co-founder, Deke Alexander, saw firsthand the desperate needs of the community. These critical needs included water, sanitation, hygiene, and education. A year later, in 2015, Deke’s wife Samantha took her own trip to the Caribbean island, and her heart was overwhelmed with the longing to ensure that these basic and crucial needs were met. These trips became pivotal turning points for the couple of 14 years to leave their longtime careers in banking to impact communities in the Dominican Republic.

The deep impact these impoverished and suffering communities had on Deke and Samantha’s lives led to the inception of an organization that aims to fulfill basic needs while simultaneously using their skills in the financial and business sectors to help these communities with hope for successful futures.