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.