Amazon to donate Kindles to developing countries

Amazon to donate Kindles to developing countries

Amazon has established a programme to donate Kindle e-readers, e-books and Fire tablets to readers in developing nations.

Through the Kindle Reading Fund, Amazon will partner with Worldreader, the charity that promotes digital reading, to donate thousands of e-readers worldwide.

The retailer said it recently supported a Worldreader programme in Kenya by bringing digital reading to all of Kenya’s 61 public libraries.

Amazon is also donating e-readers and Fire tablets to schools, libraries, hospitals and non-profit organisations worldwide.

In a blog post, Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices & Services, said: “Our vision has always been to make every book in the world available to our customers in less than 60 seconds but with this vision, we recognize that not everyone has access to the books they want or need. That’s why today we are excited to announce the Kindle Reading Fund, a program that seeks to make books more easily available to communities around the world through digital reading.”