Movie Providing Electricity to Improve the Lives of Kenya’s Maasai
-Off-Grid Solutions Project in Kenya-

About 3,700 of the Maasai people live in a village with no electricity.
Working with World Vision, an international NGO, and the local community, Panasonic started up a project in this village.

The lack of electricity poses serious problems in terms of education, the economy, health, safety, and more.

The goal of this project is to create a sustainable society while addressing these problems.
“We should contribute to the development of society that provides life style update to people around the world.”

The keys to this project are using a solar power generation and storage system in terms of the tangible, and as for the intangible, conducting workshops on electricity usage and help raising incomes.

By partnering with World Vision, this two-fold approach is helping to improve life in the local community in many ways.

Take, for example, the learning environment.
Using light from a solar power generation and storage system enriches the learning environment for children attending school, as well as for adults taking night classes.

The academic skills test for 7th graders (2019)
Top score in the local community

There's a new farm next to the school.
The farm uses a solar pump.
It uses water pumped from the river to cultivate various crops, including tomatoes, watermelons, maize corn, and beans.

The harvested produce is used in school meals, while the rest is sold to earn money that keeps the school lunch program running.

3.6 tons of harvested tomatoes
Approx. 200,000 yen (2019)

The local clinic can keep vaccines refrigerated, which improves the villagers' health.

Vaccinations
199 (2018) → 428 (2019)

Thanks to the light, patients can receive medical examinations at night, too.
The increased examinations reassure the villagers.

Nighttime medical examinations
27 (2018) → 83 (2019)

Nighttime childbirth deliveries
0 (2018) → 31 (2019)

They've also begun raising chickens.
They will use powered egg incubators to breed chickens more efficiently.

With the chicken eggs, the school can access a new source of income and improve the children's nutrition.

Teacher

Increase of the children in classes.
Reduced to be absent.
So they ‘re so happy getting food in school,not when at home.

Nurse

The project is progressing very well.
And I’m still expecting more.

Off-grid Solutions Project.
So that local communities can be independent and develop, and to bring smiles to more faces, Panasonic will continue working with those communities.

The power of energy opens the way to the future.

About 3,700 of the Maasai people live in a village with no electricity.
Working with World Vision, an international NGO, and the local community, Panasonic started up a project in this village.

The lack of electricity poses serious problems in terms of education, the economy, health, safety, and more.

The goal of this project is to create a sustainable society while addressing these problems.
“We should contribute to the development of society that provides life style update to people around the world.”

The keys to this project are using a solar power generation and storage system in terms of the tangible, and as for the intangible, conducting workshops on electricity usage and help raising incomes.

By partnering with World Vision, this two-fold approach is helping to improve life in the local community in many ways.

Take, for example, the learning environment.
Using light from a solar power generation and storage system enriches the learning environment for children attending school, as well as for adults taking night classes.

The academic skills test for 7th graders (2019)
Top score in the local community

There's a new farm next to the school.
The farm uses a solar pump.
It uses water pumped from the river to cultivate various crops, including tomatoes, watermelons, maize corn, and beans.

The harvested produce is used in school meals, while the rest is sold to earn money that keeps the school lunch program running.

3.6 tons of harvested tomatoes
Approx. 200,000 yen (2019)​​

The local clinic can keep vaccines refrigerated, which improves the villagers' health.

Vaccinations
199 (2018) → 428 (2019)

Thanks to the light, patients can receive medical examinations at night, too.
The increased examinations reassure the villagers.

Nighttime medical examinations
27 (2018) → 83 (2019)

Nighttime childbirth deliveries
0 (2018) → 31 (2019)

They've also begun raising chickens.
They will use powered egg incubators to breed chickens more efficiently.

With the chicken eggs, the school can access a new source of income  and improve the children's nutrition.

Teacher

Increase of the children in classes.
Reduced to be absent.
So they ‘re so happy getting food in school,not when at home.​​

Nurse

The project is progressing very well.
And I’m still expecting more.

Off-grid Solutions Project.
So that local communities can be independent and develop, and to bring smiles to more faces, Panasonic will continue working with those communities.

The power of energy opens the way to the future.