Lighting Up Lives

Thursday, 1 January, 2015

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal once said “We offer help where help is desperately needed.” Alwaleed Philanthropies translates these words into tangible projects and initiatives, such as the “Lighting Up Lives” project launched in Saudi Arabia in 2003.

“Lighting Up Lives” has literally brought light into people’s lives in Saudi Arabia’s most remote locations – locations that are not covered by the Saudi national power grid. This was achieved through 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.

The program involved SAR 5,700,000 in support value. More than 363 villages have benefitted from “Lighting Up Lives”, including 41,000 families and 212,000 individuals. Villages within the program are listed to be connected with the national grid during the lifetime of the generators.