Your impact

Your Zakat (zakah) today will transform lives around the world with clean water and decent toilets.

Right now, 771 million people throughout the world don't have clean water close to home. A further 1.7 billion people do not have decent toilets of their own.

Your Zakat donation will help us reach those people.

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Tax-efficient ways to donate your Zakat

WaterAid offers two means of donations that are even more tax efficient than a traditional credit card transaction. 

Donate your Zakat in Cryptocurrency

Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes.

Donate Stocks Online Instantly (no need to call your broker!)

Stock donations are another good option to support clean water projects and reduce your tax bill at the same time. Stock donations are highly tax-efficient if you've held the stock for more than a year and claim itemized deductions. Imagine that last year you bought some Apple shares for $10,000 and that today they are worth $20,000. If you donate the entire amount to a non-profit you can claim a charitable donation deduction of the current market value of the shares — the full $20,000. In addition, when you hold on to a share for more than 12 months, you would ordinarily have to pay capital gains tax on its appreciation amount. But if you donate the stocks instead of selling them, you won't have to pay any tax at all!

We use Overflow to allow seamless and easy stock donations, from your smart phone or computer. No need to call you broker! 

Zakat caluclator

Need to calculate your Zakat? Take a look at our online calculator !

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