Global, 29 October 2013
Panasonic aims to contribute to the progress and development of societies in developing and emerging countries through donating a total of 100,000 solar LED lanterns to people living in areas without electricity by 2018, the 100th anniversary of the company's founding. On the website, project members will report on the current conditions and issues in regions without electricity as well as on the progress of the project.
The recipients of the solar lanterns are NPOs/NGOs and international organizations working in the main non-electrified regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. In 2013, so far, Panasonic donated a total of 10,000 compact solar lights--5,000 to India, 3,000 to Myanmar, and 2,000 to refugee camps in Kenya.
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