Power for the future to areas without electricity
The 1.1 billion people living in areas without electricity are limited by their lack of light at night, impacting on health care, education, and gender issues. Panasonic is finding solutions for these people in partnership with NGOs and NPOs to help them escape from poverty and build sustainable societies. Our support takes the form of both providing equipment and offering education and awareness-raising.
Panasonic's partnership with NGOs, NPOs, and local communities
Equipment we provide
and educational programs
We will provide products matched to local needs. Examples are our Power Supply Station,
a package combining highly efficient solar cells with storage batteries to act as power infrastructure for areas without electricity, and Solar Storage,
which provides everyday lighting and power to areas without electricity.
Semitau and Suhaid, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan
The villages are scattered along the Kapuas river, the longest in Indonesia. Villagers are making a living in fishing or agriculture. It is expected that electricity will be used for processing freshwater fish and agricultural products. There is no electricity infrastructure in place. However, in some villages, the government provides a solar panel to every home.
Baingbin Senna Village, Ayeyawady Region
The village has a population of 1,845. Although the government has been undertaking electrification projects, the residents will have no access to electricity for at least five more years since the village is located in a remote area. 95% of the population are engaged in agriculture, with their income coming mainly from the double cropping of rice and beans, and sales of dry chili. The residents are conscious of their independence, and some high schools aim to achieve a college entrance exam passing rate of 50%.
2018.07.13The donation ceremony was held on July 13, 2018. Pictures of the ceremony are shown here.
Enkutoto District, Narok County
Near the border of Tanzania, there is a village where 3,700 Maasai live. There is no industry in this region. The only resource is farming cattle and goats. Daily expenses per family average $2.5. The majority of households are below the poverty line. The nomadic Maasai are recently beginning to live in settled areas, but their lifestyles still depend on their traditional pasturing and small-scale agriculture. In part due to the effects of climate change, they find it difficult to escape from poverty. Only 36% of Kenyans have access to electricity, and only 12% in rural villages. This village is one without access to electricity.
2019.1.31The donation ceremony was held on January 29, 2019. Pictures of the ceremony are shown here.