To operate successfully, charities need to charge an admin fee. Helping vulnerable people in challenging locations is not easy. Day in and day out, our staff are on the frontline, in the world’s most dangerous places, often at personal risk, helping to save and change lives.
From providing food aid and improving access to quality education and healthcare, to finding innovative ways of assisting drought-prone communities; we are there for those in need, and we are there for as long as it takes.
We are driven to deliver world-class programmes by having the best and most dedicated staff working for us. Our teams are made up of highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced professionals who ensure our work has the maximum impact and benefits the most people.
While our staff, like all employees, need to be fairly paid, many of them could be paid twice or even three times more elsewhere. Yet they choose to work for us, not for the big pay package, but so they can make a difference.
Muslim Aid aims to achieve so much more, but this also means hiring more expert staff, acquiring new offices, expanding our project reach, and being able to improve on the quality of our programmes.
Muslim Aid applies a Zakat Admin rate at 12.5% as per Zakat Guidelines. This is the maximum amount we would utilise and sometimes the cost can be less,
Over recent years, we have become more effective in raising funds, but also more effective in spending donations on impactful, sustainable, life-sustaining and life-saving projects. We have also improved on financial management, which involves having the right policies, procedures and processes in place, and ensuring we comply with global standards of aid delivery.