Starting "Bringing Light to People"

Starting "Bringing Light to People"

Even now, 1.1 billion people around the world, one in six, are living without electricity.
We want to improve this situation even if only a little.
The 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project of Panasonic has donated 102,716 solar lanterns to 30 countries and 131 organizations/institutions of regions mainly in Africa and Asia, where electricity service is not provided.

We hear many voices of delight such as, "We can now study at night so that all of us have passed the promotion examination", "It greatly helps childbirth at night", and "Our family can now enjoy ourselves in the evening under the light."
An employee who volunteered to visit the local site last year says, "I saw children enjoying the light and talking about their dreams with smiles. They made me think that I want to continue this for smiles and dreams of more people."
Moved by such enthusiasm, we will start Bringing "AKARI" Lighting to People to widen the circle of endowment.

Those who do not receive "AKARI"

Donation through crowd-funding

Crowd-funding is a method of widely collecting funds through an internet site from people who empathize with the project. We use the collected funds to buy lighting appliances such as lanterns and endow NGO/NPOs with them. As the platform (operating company), we use Pozible in Australia.

Illustration of donation by Cloud Funding

My "AKARI" action

Photo:Dai Tamesue I like books and tend to accumulate large amounts of them. I saw that this was a good chance to be of some help to society, so I donated 100 used books.
I hope that with this donation, children in Asia and Africa can enjoy reading at night, just as we do. I fully support the Bringing Light to People Project!

Dai Tamesue