Clean water should be normal for everyone. But for too many people, it’s not.
This Ramadan, you can help change this. Give your Zakat, and bring clean water and good hygiene to those who need it most. With your help, families can stay healthy, break free from poverty and thrive.
Your Zakat can make clean water a reality for communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Mali. You can help fund vital projects to make sure that children have clean water to drink. They can grow up healthy and strong, and go to school. Women and men get to earn a living. Whole communities will flourish.
Together, we can help change people’s lives for good.
Choose from our Zakat-applicable projects and 100% of your Zakat will help communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan or Mali. Our Zakat policy (PDF) has been endorsed by Imam Shaykh Abid Khan, Islamic Scholar and legal specialist.
Donate to all Zakat projects
If you'd like your donation to be used across all of our Zakat projects, please follow the below link:
What you will be funding
Read through the three project documents:
Would you like to give your Sadaqah?
By giving your Sadaqah to WaterAid, you’ll help change lives for those around the world who need it most, with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
Yes, our Zakat policy has been endorsed by Imam Shaykh Abid Khan, Islamic Scholar and legal specialist.
We have three restricted projects that adhere to our Zakat policy, and are eligible to accept Zakat donations: in Pakistan, Mali and Bangladesh. Zakat may of course be donated to our general work as well, but these donations will not be bound by our Zakat principles.
All three projects eligible for Zakat funds have been selected based on their equal need for donations. Being able to restrict to these particular projects allows us to fulfil the principles of Zakat, which include spending funds within one lunar year, ensuring that they are kept in an interest-free bank account, and making sure that they are only spent on Zakat eligible activities.
If you would like to spread your Zakat donation across all three projects, please use the following donation form:
We’re only able to accept Sadaqah to our general work around the world, but not towards our Zakat-eligible, restricted projects.
Zakat donations will be spent within one lunar year.
Yes, WaterAid can claim Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer.
Yes. WaterAid has a dedicated interest free bank account to hold all Zakat funds before they are sent to the specific project. Only Zakat funds will be held in this account.
100% of Zakat payments are spent on projects and associated costs to help those identified as in need. Zakat is not used to cover any WaterAid’s organisational costs that are not directly linked to the administration of Zakat and is only used to fund the specified projects.
Yes, we offer restricted projects for Zakat funds to be donated to, in Muslim-majority communities, within Muslim-majority countries. We have gone through a process with our country programme teams, and an Islamic scholar in the UK, to ensure that the communities benefiting from the funds will be eligible.
The projects we have selected to benefit from Zakat donations are based in Muslim-majority countries, however, if we are working in a Muslim-majority community that also contains a small number of non-Muslims in equal need of help, everyone will receive assistance.
No. The funds aren’t given in cash to individual recipients. The funds are used to build water, sanitation and hygiene solutions for the benefit of the identified communities.