Notes from the Field
On January 7th, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Puerto Rico, and significant aftershocks have continued in the days and weeks following, leaving many Puerto Ricans unable or afraid to return to their homes.
In this edition of Notes of the Field, we discuss how Iniciativa Comunitaria has brought much-needed light to Puerto Rican communities affected by Hurricane Maria.
In this edition of Notes from the Field, we take a trip to Zimbabwe’s Martin Forest to learn more about its widespread power outages in the wake of Cyclone Idai, and the work of two nonprofits to bring safety to its residents.
In this edition of Notes From the Field, we hear about Save the Children's work in a Mozambican health clinic in the wake of Cyclone Idai, and how LuminAID lights helped facilitate much needed medical care.
Eager to learn more about how our lights are used in communities affected by Cyclone Idai, we were lucky to have the opportunity to speak with Jeremy Williamson, an International Deployment Manager with Convoy of Hope.
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.
When Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc along the Florida panhandle, World Central Kitchen was there to feed the survivors by the light of LuminAID solar lantern + phone chargers. Chef Jose Andres, the founder of WCK, flew down to Panama City to help with relief efforts by cooking and distributing hot meals.