Make Your Zakat Count

Give Differently this Ramadan

Families uplifted from poverty

5,000,000+

Provided in interest-free
micro-loans

£586 MILLION

What if the Zakat you give could save a family from poverty for good, and then keep on giving to others for years to come? Meet Akhuwat Islamic Microfinance.

This Ramadan, Akhuwat is turning your Zakat into interest-free micro-loans for widows and needy families. Our families use the loans to gain a sustainable livelihood, which lifts them out of poverty through their own hard work. Next year, they won’t be reliant on charity anymore. And the loans they pay back will help new families to break the poverty cycle.  

For those who give in Charity, men and women, and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan, it shall be increased manifold (to their credit),
and they shall have (besides) a liberal reward. - The Holy Qur’an 57:18

Since 2010, we’ve provided almost £600 million in interest-free micro-loans to help over 5 million families in Pakistan to take control of their future. In that time we’ve become recognised by countless governments and developments agencies around the world as the model for how Islamic micro-financing can realise meaningful long-term change. 

Tackaling poverty

AKHUWAT has been tackling poverty in Pakistan since 2010

Saeeda is a tailor. 10 years ago, an Akhuwat microfinance loan helped her gain a trade. She’s been sewing made-to-order women’s outfits since. Today, Saeeda is able to generate a regular income to support herself.

Help end poverty with your Zakat through Islamic Microfinance

At Akhuwat, we’ve set a new precedent among Muslim charities by enabling donors to fund loans with their Zakat or Sadaqah. These loans enable needy but able people to gain livelihoods, so that they can earn a sustainable living. The loans can then be reused upon repayment, over and over again, helping more people out of poverty.

End Poverty with zakat
Help Akhuwat to end poverty

This Ramadan, give Zakat to end poverty, sustainably

At Akhuwat, we’ve also set a precedent in the world of microfinance, because our loans are interest-free, as per the Islamic standard which firmly forbids Riba -usuary. Our borrowers only pay back what they’ve borrowed. No one makes a profit off their hard work, but them.

Your Zakat, this Ramadan, could give dignity with a hand up, instead of a handout. Support Islamic Microfinance with your Zakat or Sadaqah to end poverty for good.

For those who give in Charity, men and women, and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan, it shall be increased manifold (to their credit),
and they shall have (besides) a liberal reward. - The Holy Qur’an 57:18

HOW MICROFINANCE WORKS

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Other ways to tackle poverty this Ramadan

At Akhuwat, Islamic microfinance is our core programme. But to tackle poverty on all fronts, we also:

  • Run Education Programmes
  • Support marginalised people -Khwajasira
  • Provide Medical Aid
  • Operate a Clothes bank

Find out about our other development programmes, to see what your Zakat and Sadaqah can support, through Akhuwat, this Ramadan.

End Poverty with zakat