Additional Supplies to Add for Emergency Preparation

Water, non-perishable food and first aid kits are essential, but there are additional supplies to add for emergency preparation. As Hurricane Florence pounded North Carolina, residents scrambled to evacuate or hunker down until the waters recede, winds subside and the coast was clear. Ahead of the disaster, local stores were inundated by people buying water,[…]

Podcast: After the Sun Goes Down with MPOWERD

In this week’s episode of 22 Lightbulbs, I talk to John Salzinger, cofounder and chief business development officer of MPOWERD.  A native New Yorker and born entrepreneur, John co-founded MPOWERD with the idea that innovative companies have a responsibility to lead – not only in the marketplace, but as a real force for good. He[…]

Podcast: Hope, Light and Water for Puerto Rico

In this episode of 22Lightbulbs, we talk with World Hope President and CEO, John Lyon esq. World Hope International is a Christian relief and development organization working with vulnerable and exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice. It works in 15 of the poorest countries in the world, helping all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or[…]

Podcast: A Sisterhood for Healthy Mothers and Babies

  In this episode of 22Lightbulbs, we talk with Birthing Project USA’s Executive Director, Leseliey Rose Welch.  “Over 10,000 healthy babies have been born in US and 13 countries to date with help of Birthing Project USA.” “Every 2 minutes 60 women die giving birth due to lack of access to safe birth supplies.”    Minutes: 02:25[…]

Delivering Healthy Babies and Reducing Maternal Mortality

Every two minutes 60 women die giving birth. For the cost of lunch, you can save a life. Birthing Project USA has been working tirelessly to provide women access to safe birth supplies. They need your help to get clean birth kits to women in Malawi. That’s why we’re pleased to partner with Birthing Project[…]

Delivering Supplies to Puerto Rico with World Hope International

  Through the new crowdfunding service, Level Giving, World Hope International is providing a highly vulnerable population in Puerto Rico with the relief supplies they need to thrive in post-hurricane recovery and to prepare for the future. The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, and the painfully slow recovery, means that more than 6 months[…]

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Sourcing Aid Supplies: 7 Featured Case Studies from The Level Market

The Level Market has helped a wide variety of customers around the globe source supplies for their humanitarian programs. The following case studies illustrate just some of what The Level Market is capable of. Discover what companies like yours have to say about finding success with TLM!  Lighting up emergency shelters While building its signature[…]

Dayone Response

Podcast: DayOne Waterbag – Water Treatment Plant in a Bag

In this episode of 22Lightbulbs, Tricia Compas-Markman, founder and chief executive officer of DayOne Response, Inc talks about using engineering skills to produce life-saving solutions like reliable, clean drinking water during disasters. Think “water treatment plan in a backpack!”  The DayOne Waterbag has proven to be a compact, low-profile and easy-to-use water treatment solution for a[…]

Un Sustainable Development Goals

How TLM Supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  The UN Sustainable Development Goals present an ambitious global call to action to improve living conditions throughout the world. But it’s not sufficient for civil society alone to push toward the 17 goals. Businesses have particular opportunities and responsibilities in advancing the SDGs. It’s no longer a question of whether the private sector has[…]

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Podcast: Cleaning Water With Madidrop

In this episode of 22Lightbulbs, we talk to David Dusseau, the CEO and CoFounder of Madidrop, a product that is revolutionizing the water and sanitation industry. With this small tablet that fits in the palm of your hand, 2,000 liters of water can be treated over the course of 6 months providing families and communities[…]

Humanitarian Work

Five Travel Essentials for Humanitarian Work

Humanitarian aid workers are an indispensable part of the efforts to mitigate disasters, crises and help people get out of poverty. They travel the world serving humanity, often at a moment’s notice.  And after our many (many, many) years traveling, we know it’s important to have some go-to essentials to stay safe and secure in sometimes[…]

Lifeflo Oxygen

Podcast: Simple and Affordable Oxygen

  Lifeflo CEO Dan Normand discusses what simple and affordable oxygen means and how Lifeflo can save lives, especially infants. We discuss the importance of having oxygen in any emergency situation and Lifeflo’s goals to make this happen.   Dan has 30 years of medical device experience with companies like GE Healthcare, Covidian, ThermoRespiratory Group,[…]

Birthing Kit

3 Women’s Health & Wellness Supplies For Your Humanitarian Program

Women in developing nations lack basic health care and face life-debilitating and life-threatening health issues. When it comes to providing health, it’s important to plan for all areas of wellness, including women’s reproductive health. Interest in women’s health issues began to increase in 2000 when the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDG)  aimed to eliminate[…]

The Level Market Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelters: There’s No Place Like Home

With more than 60 million people displaced by internal conflict, post-disaster emergency shelters are in high demand. For those impacted by a disaster or crisis, many times there really is no place like home because there is no “home” anymore. While these shelters are a temporary solution, a good quality shelter can help life go on[…]

Under a Mosquito Net on World Malaria Day

On World Malaria Day, we urge you to think about how the simple act of sleeping under a bed net can reduce the rate of malaria infection by 20%, according to UNICEF.  A mosquito bite is now the world’s third biggest killer of children. You read that right: a bug bite is one of the[…]

Celebrate Earth Day with 5 Products that Make the World a Better Place

Today marks the 47th annual Earth Day. We celebrate the ability of science and technology to help protect the planet and the people on it. Join us as we review some of our favorite environmentally-friendly humanitarian aid supplies that save lives and elevate the quality of life for people all over the world. Wonderbag: Lightweight,[…]

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Podcast: Wireless Electricity

Andrew Byrnes discusses wireless electricity and the nexus between the humanitarian aid market and the outdoor industry. One is about survival and one is about privilege, but some of the design principles are the same.  Stower designs and runs wireless electricity systems for individuals and homes, delivering reliable, economic, sustainable solutions to specific power needs[…]

22LightBulbs Podcast

Podcast: Ready to Use Nutritional Foods

In this episode, we speak to two powerhouses in the ready-to-use food industry from Edesia, Navyn Salem, and Maria Kasparian. Edesia is a unique organization that manufactures specialized ready-to-use foods (RUFs) that treat and prevent malnutrition in the world’s most vulnerable populations. Since its inception in 2010, Edesia has produced and shipped enough food to help transform the[…]

Search and Rescue Drones

Podcast: Search and Rescue Drones

  Ivan Stamatovski, founder of Easy Aerial ,talks about search and rescue drones as “zero responders.” Ivan is a digital strategist, entrepreneur and tech aficionado, designer of flying robots. His company, Easy Aerial, provides industry specific, custom aerial solutions.  Search and Rescue Drones With eyes in the sky, drones are changing the nature of search and rescue missions as they[…]

Plumpy'Nut

Ready-to-Use-Food: Combating the Effects of Malnutrition

  Coverage of the famine in South Sudan and ongoing food shortages in Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen is reaching world news platforms, and critical large-scale humanitarian resources have been engaged (thanks to the World Food Program). But there can never be “too much” awareness, and to that end, it’s time to raise public consciousness about potential[…]

Refugees Stats

Refugee Stats And The Supplies Needed

Millions of refugees around the world are looking for a safe place to stay – simply for a fighting chance to survive. War, protracted conflict, and extreme climate change are driving people from their homes at a rate not seen since World War II. We wanted to cut through some of the political rhetoric surrounding the[…]

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World Water Day: Water Tablets, Filters, Bags and Buckets

There are hundreds of pivotal needs that humanitarian aid suppliers struggle to fill every day. At the top of the list is making sure our planet’s most vulnerable have clean drinking water. You may know that one in eight people worldwide does not have access to clean water. Or that 4,000 children (yes, 4,000) die[…]

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Podcast: Solar Lending Libraries in Africa

Megan Birney is the President of Unite to Light, which aims to bring light to those in poverty. Megan is an expert in renewable energy policy and finance. Throughout her career she has focused on increasing access to renewable energy.  In this episode, we’ll talk about how solar lending libraries dramatically improves education in Africa[…]

Flooring for Refugees

Podcast: Modular Flooring for Refugees

Scott Austin Key CEO and Co-Founder of Good Works Studio, a social company founded by two students at Rice University that’s created modular flooring for refugees. Good Works Studio believes in the power of design to innovate and are using it in creative ways. Scott has spent a significant amount of time in refugee camps[…]

Infusion Rate Monitor for Rural Clinics

Podcast: IV Infusion Rate Monitor for Rural Clinics

Beth Kolko is the co-founder and CEO of Seattle-based company Shift Labs. The company creates simple and affordable medical devices, such as the Dripassist Infusion Rate Monitor, for rapidly growing healthcare systems, such as rural medical clinics, that are in rugged environments and lack infrastructure. Beth is an entrepreneur, researcher, and educator, who blends disciplinary[…]

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How to Evaluate Solar-Powered Humanitarian Supplies

Energy is one aspect of our quality of life that doesn’t get enough attention. It’s something that so many of us are fortunate enough to have 100% of the time, which means we often take it for granted. During a disaster, and in rural parts of the world where a crisis is ongoing, energy isn’t[…]

intelligent sanitary pads

Podcast: Intelligent Sanitary Pads

Trine Angeline Sig is the co-founder and managing director of Real Relief in Denmark, a global organization whose mission is to make a difference in the lives of millions of vulnerable people across the globe.  Trine has 16 years of experience in aid & relief, working with UN organizations as well as NGOs. In this[…]

Choose the RIght Cook STove

How to Choose A Clean Cookstove for Your Aid Program

Selecting the right cookstove for your humanitarian project or disaster relief is never easy. There’s a fine line between choosing the right equipment for the environment (and all the challenges it provides) while also delivering a product that the recipients will actually use. When you choose clean cookstoves as part of an aid program, you[…]

humanitarian supplies on mobile

Humanitarian supplies on your mobile device.

We understand the conditions aid & development professionals work in. We’re all on our mobile devices! At TLM, we aim to make it easy for field workers and volunteers to find humanitarian supplies and compare, save and quote – all on mobile devices. Thanks to all your feedback, we’ve updated our mobile experience on The[…]

Water & Sanitation Stock for Hurricane Matthew Relief

UNOCHA estimates Haiti needs $15 million in water & sanitation supplies to provide clean drinking water for Hurricane Matthew relief. The Level Market has scouted out readily available water & sanitation products so you don’t have to. We’ll show you ship-from-locations, available units and you’ll get the best prices for jerry cans, filtration units, testing[…]

Human Centered Design

Human Centered Design and Precision Listening

The Gifts that Keep on Giving   by Blake McKinlay I was lucky to start my career with iDE, an industry leader in using markets and business to achieve development goals. Fundamental to iDE’s approach is a commitment to listening to the customer. This mantra is nothing new and for many readers probably sounds like[…]