African Development Trust (ADT): A Small Muslim Charity in Africa making a real impact because we are your Africa specialist partner.

Sa’d ibn Ubadah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, my mother has died. Shall I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” I said, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet said, “A drink of water.”
(Hadith – Sunan al-Nasā’ī)

How you can help:


Support our water fund£10 per month
Support our water fund£25 per month
Support our water fund£50 per month
Support our water fundAny amount
Give clean bottled water to a family for one month£30
Repair a large water well£250
Donate a water hand pump£500
Donate a large community well to benefit a whole village£2,500

Over the past 14 years we have established water wells and given safe clean water to some of the poorest people in the world.

We have also trained hundreds of people in local communities on water management and sanitation to maintain the water wells in the future. By donating water to a water charity like us you are not just giving African people water, you are giving them life.

In sub-Saharan Africa the lack of access to clean, safe water is having a devastating impact on millions of vulnerable children and their families. The continuing severe droughts in the region have been worsened by the ongoing impact of climate change and now nearly 400 million people do not have access to clean, safe water. Surviving without access to clean water means families do not have the ability to grow crops or keep livestock forcing them to become destitute or even starve.

By donating to African Development Trust you can be confident that your money is going to those most in need. Our local knowledge and relationships with organisations in the region mean we are able to dig wells and provide clean water in some of the remotest, poorest areas of Africa. Today you can donate water for one month to a poor family in Africa and give them the hope for a brighter future.

A lack of access to clean, safe water is a root cause of poverty and hunger for those living in extreme poverty. Today over 80% of illnesses in Africa are linked to dirty, polluted water and it is one of the highest causes of child death in the region. Just think of the lives that could be saved with a simple gift of clean water for life for one family?

Sub-Saharan Africans loose over 40 billion hours every year collecting water and often women and children are expected to support in collecting water from dirty, polluted sources daily. These hours spent collecting water could be spent working and providing for a family or going to school instead. Access to clean water and a local water well will give them the time to build a new future and an opportunity to break out of the cycle of poverty.

Donate water today and give a family the means to survive, provide for their families and build a future outside the cycle of poverty.

Safe water is a basic human right and your generosity to a water charity like African Development Trust will give the poorest people in Africa the life they deserve.

It is easy for us to take access to clean, safe water for granted but for millions of people across the world it is something they can only dream of.

From the food we eat to the shelter we live in water is vital for life and almost everything we do relies on it in some form. This valuable resource has a central importance in Islam and giving it to others is considered a great charitable act which is greatly rewarded which brings us closer to Allah.

The beloved Messenger said, “The best form of charity is to give someone water.”

The African Development Trust is a trusted water charity that will ensure that your Sadaqah Jariyah brings reward to a person long after their demise. Donate water today and start building a legacy.