Reached the 100,000: Solar Lanterns Donated to 131 Organizations in 30 Countries over Five Years
In December 2016, we donated 2,400 solar lanterns to eleven organizations in Cambodia. The total number so far has reached more than 11,000.
On December 13, 2016, we held a solar lantern donation ceremony at the showroom in Phnom Penh of the Cambodia Branch of Panasonic Asia Pacific. We donated a total of 2,400 solar lanterns to eleven organizations in Cambodia in FY2016, of which four were new recipients.
Cambodia has witnessed major economic development in recent years. However, its rural electrification rate is only 18%, and people in off grid villages still live in poverty and put up with many inconveniences.
Panasonic will continue to deliver solar lanterns to people in need of light by collaborating with NPO/NGOs who work particularly in rural areas, so that we can contribute to helping solve various social issues and be a positive change agent in people's lives, and thus to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).