Do my contributions to Anera qualify for zakat?
Anera assists the most vulnerable populations in each community where we work. Our staff come from the communities they are serving, meaning they have the relationships and local knowledge necessary to be able to ensure contributions made to Anera help those in the greatest need. While the majority of our work centers around meeting the needs of refugee populations in Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza, and Jordan, Anera also works with local community members to elevate those who have fallen below the poverty line.
Zakat contributions made to Anera will be restricted to our food assistance and medical aid programs. This means that your zakat will be used to acquire and distribute food packages, necessary medical supplies, hygiene kits and other essentials for families who would otherwise go without.