Developing Communities

Alwaleed Philanthropies Lights Up Three Villages in Asir Region


Alwaleed Philanthropies donated electric generators for three villages in Asir region in Al-Ghard Town, Al-Hamad Town and Mahmal Town.

The number of homes benefiting from Alwaleed Philanthropies’ donation as part of the “Lighting up Lives” project are:

  • 55 houses for the Al-Ghard Town
  • 43 houses for the Al-Hamad Town
  • 50 houses for the Mahmal Town

Lighting Up Lives has resulted in literally bringing light into people’s lives in Saudi Arabia’s most remote locations – 400 villages, benefiting over 42, 343  households and over 210,000 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.