At Field Ready, we manufacture humanitarian supplies in the field, making useful items where they are needed to solve problems locally. We make things ourselves but also pass on these skills to others through training and capacity-building.
Field Ready is different because we focus on enabling local manufacturing to meet humanitarian need. This means benefits for the local economy, and reductions in cost and delivery times for lifesaving humanitarian supplies.
The impact of this is dramatically improved efficiency making aid faster, cheaper and better.
Working with Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) over the past few years has allowed us to finalise and implement our impact and business model, meaning that the work we do is targeted to having the most positive impact for disaster-affected communities.
We aim at nothing less than the transformation of humanitarian supply chains by making supplies locally, where they are needed. We have tried to do this by ‘scaling up’ our operations in the near term (more deployments, designs and training) and growing field manufacturing capabilities by ‘scaling out’ toward our long-term goals (systematising our innovations, major partnerships and sharing learning).
Key tangible products Field Ready expected to generate during the course of the HIF funding period were:
1. Scale up to sustain innovation:
2. Scale out capabilities for impact:
We are grateful for everything Elrha has done to support our innovation and its effects on the world.
We’ve saved lives, made aid better and helped the humanitarian sector think and act differently.
Now we’re looking to further spread the message of local manufacturing and scale our innovations for the benefit of people affected by disasters around the world.
Throughout their journey the team have kept video blogs about the things they have a achieved and the challenges they have faced. Watch their whole journey here.
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