We are actively growing our business in Indonesia, for example geothermal power generation systems. While Indonesia has experienced rapid economic growth, many islands of that archipelago lack infrastructure, and many regions continue to languish in poverty, unable to receive the blessings of satisfactory medical care or other services.
Beginning in FY2008, Fuji Electric began working with Peoples’ Hope Japan (PHJ), an international NPO, to provide support for better medical care at the local level in Indonesia through the building of health and childcare centers and childbirth facilities.
In FY2010, we donated a Fuji Electric portable solar generator and a health center with a delivery room to Warugasara on the island of Tonda, which is located in the Tirtayasa autonomous district. Tonda is about 2.5 hours by boat from Java, and is a small island that is home to about 1,800 people. It is not served by the electrical grid (as of the time we provided support), and had an urgent need for electricity for medical services. The portable solar power generation system we donated is used for lighting and the charging of heart monitors during childbirth in health center with a birthing room.
We intend to continue providing such support to regions where people face the challenges of economic hardship.
PHJ was established in 1997, and is an international health relief organization engaged in activities in support of the health and hygiene of mothers and children in Southeast Asia. We emphasize education in this field with the goal of furthering the self-reliance of people in Thailand, Indonesia, and Cambodia.
In Indonesia, Fuji Electric followed up its support for the construction of a community health and education center, which was completed in April 2009, with its donation of a portable solar generator and a health center with a birthing room. Fuji Electric has been a supporting member of our organization for over 10 years.
We are deeply grateful for Fuji Electric’s support of impoverished regions, and it is our hope that Fuji Electric will also work with us to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, which are two of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.
President, Peoples’ Hope Japan
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