Alwaleed Philanthropies Lightens Up Two Villages in Asir Region

Alwaleed Philanthropies, that is chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud donated electric generators for two villages in Asir region. The generators were delivered to Mr. Mufrih Bin Mahdy Bin Salim Al- Al- Qahtani in Mustathila town and Mr. Mohammed Bin Thafeel Al- Qahtani in Al-Thafeel town.

The two towns are located in Asir Region. The number of homes benefiting from Alwaleed Philanthropies’ donation as part of the “Lighting up Lives” project are:

  • 45 houses for the Mustathila Town.
  • 32 houses for the Al-Thafeel Town.


Lighting Up Lives has resulted in literally bringing light into people’s lives in Saudi Arabia’s most remote locations – 390 villages, benefiting over 42, 343  households and over 207,702 people. The Foundation achieved this by installing power generators that have a 10-year life span. Thousands of villagers have benefited from the project, effectively transcending from the ‘dark’ age to a more civilized way of living.


These villages are not covered by the power grid, but the program is listed to be connected with the grid during the life time of the generators. Lighting Up Lives exemplifies one of the basic tenets of Alwaleed Philanthropies: We offer help where it is needed desperately.