Lifeline Energy’s radio-lights helped ease “one of the biggest gaps” in Japan’s post-disaster recovery
Lifeline Energy’s radio-lights helped ease “one of the biggest gaps” in Japan’s post-disaster recovery – reliable access to information and services. Our radios provided critical information on “assistance and protection”. A report produced by our in-country partner, Oxfam Japan, stated that our radios provided information on people’s “rights, where they can get assistance, services and protection.” The radios helped the local Japanese population, as well as immigrants from the Philippines and Latin America.
Lifeline Energy teamed up with GlobalGiving and Oxfam Japan soon after the tsunami hit Japan to provide more than 10,000 all-in-one wind-up and solar powered radio-lights, known as the Polaris.
The Filipino and Latin American communities benefited greatly from our radio-lights. Twenty community radio stations in Tagalog and Spanish were created specifically for this large populace.
“I saw immediately the impact such a radio could have on impoverished peoples in Africa and the world.” — Tom Hanks