Innovation in action
A box full of essential aid items? A seat for weary legs? A crib for a new-born baby?
When disaster has stolen everything, we’ve seen families using our sturdy ShelterBoxes in innovative ways.
They can keep food and schoolbooks dry. They can store utensils and clothes. They can even give a baby a cosy place to sleep.
Margaretha was pregnant with baby Immanuel when floods swept through her village in Namibia. When her newborn arrived weeks later, she turned her ShelterBox into a crib!
It’s this kind of innovation and refusal to give in that a donation from you today can support.
Light to see by in an emergency? A way to continue your homework after dark? A tool to scare lions away?
We’ve lost count of the number of inventive ways that families have used our solar lights. Take 13-year-old Rahma in Somaliland, who uses our rechargeable solar lights to study at night. The drought might have turned her life upside down, but a durable solar light means she can keep her education on track.
Or take the farmer in Kenya who uses his flashing solar light to deter lions from his animals. This kind of creative thinking means he can sleep a little better at night!
Your donation could provide solar lights so parents and children are able to overcome disaster.
We've seen ShelterBox aid turned into shops, schools and even hairdressers.
But one of the most joyful examples of innovation we've seen was in Bangladesh during the Rohingya Crisis. A group of children were using water carriers as a sledge to slide down the mud hills. Because disasters shouldn't put a pause on childhood!
A donation from you today could not only provide life changing aid to families in desperate need, but also allow children to play, helping them to forget and move on from what they've been through.