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 in September, 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[…]

Portable Lights: Sustainability from the Sun

A growing scarcity of natural resources is prompting social enterprises, environmentally conscious consumers and humanitarians to ask how they can help reduce the effects of environmental degradation by tapping into the sustainability of the sun. Purchasing eco-friendly products for your emergency preparedness initiatives, disaster relief programs or global development project is a great start. Promoting[…]

Five Travel Essentials for Humanitarian Work

Five Essential Supplies When You Travel for Aid Work

Traveling for humanitarian aid work can be exhausting and daunting. 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[…]

World Humanitarian Day 2017

World Humanitarian Day – Civilians are #NotATarget On August 19, we celebrated United Nations World Humanitarian Day – an event that resonates with the core of what we do at The Level Market and why. Each year thousands of civilians – including hundreds of humanitarian aid workers – are assaulted, injured, kidnapped or killed in[…]

WakaWaka Solar Energy

Podcast: WakaWaka Shining Bright for Africa

In this episode, we chat with Camille van Gestel, the co-founder of WakaWaka.  (And we also talk Shakira). Camille brings 20 years of experience in product development and manufacturing to the company‚Äôs vision to create safe, sustainable solar power and lighting. He’s passionate about solving energy poverty.  In 2013, Camille delivered a TEDx speech on his mission[…]