In this Notes From the Field, we learn from our customer ShelterBox about how those affected by severe storms in the Philippines rally to rebuild their lives through creative usage of the materials and aid given to them by response teams, including our own solar lights.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we are featuring the ShelterBox SHE Campaign, an initiative piloted by our partner ShelterBox. In organizing this campaign, ShelterBox hopes to highlight the stories of women around the world who have received training to rebuild their lives in the face of crisis. In addition to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of women, the campaign sheds light on how women are disproportionately affected by disasters.
As we approach late February, the novelty of snow and sweaters has started to wear off, and all that’s left are grey days and seemingly endless chills. It’s easy to let the late winter dreariness get the better of you at this time of year, but you don’t have to!
When Nick Zupancich was presented with the opportunity to spend the holidays traversing the Baja California Peninsula in Northwestern Mexico, he couldn't pass it up. Hear the story of how he and his ultra-fluffy Samoyed, Pushkin, said yes to this wild adventure.
For this Notes from the Field blog post, we're featuring a longtime humanitarian partner, the Poyeho Project. We've been working with this organization since 2013 to bring lights to entrepreneurs in Southern Africa.
February has been designated as Earthquake Awareness Month. Earthquake relief is extremely important to us at LuminAID, as some of our earliest work was focused on relief efforts following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. If you live in an area affected by earthquakes, it’s important to have a plan in place.
Happy National Inventors' Day! To celebrate, we're sharing LuminAID’s recent segment on The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca. Our founders, Anna and Andrea, were featured on the show and discussed the innovation behind LuminAID's solar inflatable lanterns.
Working out of a building with a thatched roof and dirt floors, our humanitarian partner, Mission Save a Smile, is able to provide dental care to the indigenous Guna people of Panama by the light of LuminAID solar lanterns.
During the 2018 holiday season, LuminAID partnered with buildOn, an organization whose goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Now we’re back with an update from buildOn about how the 1,000 lights sent have impacted the work they’re doing in Malawi.
“The kids enjoyed that moment because they could blow them up and touch the power button and ‘Voila’ . . . The highlight of my trip was to see the joy, the smile and amazement on their faces. It was a magical moment.”
This past Thursday, January 17th Brooklyn Boulders turned the lights way down and climbed the night away at their first-ever indoor (outdoor-style) night climb! Climbers came through to BKB's Queensbridge facility with their harnesses, headlamps, and super-stoked attitudes—ready for an indoor climb like no other! LuminAID's PackLite Spectra USB helped light the way for climbers as they tackled boulder problems and top-roped towering heights, all while bathed in vibrant color.