Ghana - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim AidGhana

Although one of the more developed countries in West Africa and rich in natural resources, Ghana is still dependent on economic assistance to meet the needs of its poor. There is a wide disparity in income between those people who live in the Northern drought-prone areas when compared to Ghanaians of the Southern region. In total, an estimated 29% of the population are living below the poverty line.

Muslims are a vibrant minority in Ghana, composing approximately 30 percent of the population. Yet many Muslim communities are materially deprived, lacking basic amenities and access to quality education. The Zakat Foundation office in Ghana tends to the needs of this growing community while also reaching out to help the larger body of Ghanaians.

Ghana - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

One Year, 100 Wells

One Year, 100 Wells - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

The One Year, 100 Wells project is a plan to build 100 wells in various African countries in need of clean water. Among the countries we will be working in are Ghana, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. The communities will play a role in building the wells to give residents a chance to contribute to this… continue reading »

Zakat Foundation of America, a Muslim charity that collects zakat, sadaqa / donations to provide humanitarian, emergency relief and sustainable development programs to empower lives throughout the world. We offer top Zakat resources including The Zakat Handbook: A Practical Guide for Muslims in the West, Zakat kit, ask an Imam feature, and you can calculate and pay zakat through our easy, online calculator.

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Vital Stats

Population: 22,409,572
Infant Mortality Rate: 55 deaths / 1000 births
Life Expectancy: 59 years
Major Diseases: Bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, yellow fever, schistosomiasis
Religions: Christian - 63%
Muslim - 16%
other - 21%
Literacy Rate: 75 %
Unemployment Rate: 20 %
Poverty Rate: 32 %
Natural Hazards: dry northeastern winds cause droughts annually