Giving Your Zakat and Sadaqah

*Save the Children is deeply grateful for your interest in giving Zakat this year to our cash transfer program in Somalia. In keeping Zakat guidelines of all gifts being spent within one year of receipt, we can no longer accept Zakat gifts this year, but please look for our new Zakat giving opportunities just prior to Ramadan 2022. 

Please note our Sadaqah donation page will remain open year-round due to the flexible nature of Sadaqah giving. 

Thank you! 

During Ramadan, and all year long, you can help give hope to boys and girls around the world, who are living in some of the most difficult places to be a child. 

Through your generous Zakat* or Sadaqah donation, children will receive food, medicine and education to build toward a happier, brighter future. When you donate Zakat, 100% of your funds will go toward directly supporting children and families in need.

  Support Families in Somalia
With Your Zakat and Sadaqah

During Ramadan - and throughout the year - your Zakat or Sadaqah donation will go toward a Cash Transfer Program (CTP) in Somalia, where 2.7 million people face acute food shortages, including approximately 839,000 children under five likely to be acutely malnourished. You can be confident that your Zakat and Sadaqah will directly support some of the most vulnerable Muslim communities to help meet their most basic needs and empower livelihoods for years to come.

The country is right now reeling from a second and potentially deadlier wave of desert locusts, an uptick in violence, and the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The situation has become so dire the Agriculture Ministry declared a state of emergency earlier this year.

Save the Children is a leader in using digital cash transfer in humanitarian crisis. Cash transfers have proven to be one of the best evidence-based, anti-poverty tools available to support families during times of emergency. They empower families to purchase what they need in a dignified way. 

Your Zakat Directly Supports Children and Families

A young girl holds a baby goat in her arms.

Your Zakat or Sadaqah donation will directly fund a cash transfer program to alleviate food insecurity in Somalia.

After four-year-old Safa’s family lost most of their animals to drought, cash transfers helped them buy food and other necessities to care for and expand their goat herd. 

For Ramadan, your Zakat or Sadaqah can help families like Safa’s feel more secure and protected. 

  • $100 - can provide a family with two to three goats, increasing access to milk for consumption and selling within two years
  • $80 - can feed one family for one month
  • $70 - can provide a family with a 15-pound bag of certified maize seed that can supply food for one year once planted and grown
  • $40 - can provide a hygiene kit for three months for one family with essential items such as a jerry can for storing water, soap, sanitary pads and water treatment tablets

More Ways to Give Sadaqah for Ramadan

Your Zakat and Sadaqah donations will support children and their families through the ongoing impact of the pandemic, and our programs in Bangladesh, Gaza, SomaliaSyria and Yemen – and other countries around the world.


*By donating Zakat to support Save the Children's humanitarian work in Somalia, donors can be assured that all Zakat-funded activities are in compliance with the principles of Zakat. Learn more here


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