Saturday, June 12

HRH Crown Prince Donates SR100 million to Charitable Societies and Paying Debts of 150 Insolvent Prisoners

Riyadh, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense has directed to disburse SR100 million to support charitable societies as well as paying debts of more than 150 insolvent prisoners who are jailed on financial charges, not criminal charges.

Under HRH Crown Prince’s gesture, 29 charitable societies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's regions will be supported by a total amount of SR87 million, while the remaining SR13 million will be allocated to paying the debts of more than 150 insolvent prisoners who will be released and return to their families today.

This support comes under the "Snad Mohammed bin Salman Social Enterprise Program" to enable charitable societies to provide services to 8 groups in the society. Those include women’s charitable societies, charities for people with disabilities, charities for cancer care, charities for the care of widows and divorced women, charities for the care of orphans, Down syndrome charities, charities for health services, and charities for the care of the elderly. Each will receive financial support for their developmental programs that adopt training, rehabilitation, support, and sustainability.

Meanwhile, the release of prisoners includes paying the debts of more than 150 insolvent prisoners who are unable to pay their debts to others, provided that the amount owed by prisoners had not been used in illegal matters, and that they were never involved in any criminal act.

HRH Crown Prince's support for non-profit work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reflects his interest in humanitarian work and his support for all groups of the non-profit sector in accordance with mechanisms stipulated in the Mohammed bin Salman Charitable Project, which is affiliated with Snad Mohammed bin Salman Program.

Source: Saudi Press Agency