We use the manufacturing technologies to make humanitarian relief supplies in the field,...
Field Ready brings manufacturing to challenging places. Our vision is to meet humanitarian need by transforming logistics through technology, innovative design and engaging people in new ways.
We work across traditional sectors such as search and rescue, health, water and sanitation (WASH), livelihoods and protection. Importantly, we train others to solve problems locally. Using a design/participatory process, we have made (to mention just a few examples) medical disposables, repaired expensive equipment, created a rescue system for use in disasters, assisted a local inventor to develop a new kind of cook stove and made radio antennas to reunite families. All of this is done 'in-the-field' - bypassing traditional supply chains - at an average of half the cost. We work worldwide in range of countries such as Nepal, Kenya, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria.
The impact of this is dramatically improving efficiency in aid delivery by meeting needs that are at best only partially fulfilled at present - the results are faster, cheaper and better aid. Field Ready is a US-based 501c3 non-governmental humanitarian organization.