Light a billion lives
In India, in association with the Energy Resource Institute (TERI), the Light a Billion Lives (LaBL) project was launched to bring clean lighting in the district of Maharashtra, not yet supplied with electrical power and suffering deep poverty.
This global project was launched in 2008 to promote the transition from harmful kerosene based mediums to clean, efficient and sustainable energy. Generali adopted 7 villages for a total of 140 households and 500 villagers.
A solar panel was installed in every house and produces 6 hours of light, meaning that villagers do not need to travel long distances to charge the lanterns and save on maintenance costs. The project has led to positive effects on their health and on local economic activities.