Ramadan appeal 2024

This Ramadan, you can change a child’s life

By giving to our Ramadan charity appeal, you can help Sightsavers restore sight in some of the world's poorest countries.

Nine-year-old Sumaiya smiling after her cataract operation at a hospital in Bangladesh_Ramadan appeal

Transform the lives of children in need this Ramadan


Your support during Ramadan is a vital opportunity to help those who are in need or less fortunate.

Each year, the Islamic month of Ramadan helps Muslims to feel closer to their faith. The Islamic calendar follows the moon’s cycle, causing the holy month to shift about 10 days every year. Ramadan 2024 began on 11 March 2024 and will end on 9 April 2024, ahead of the celebration of Eid ul-Fitr.

Through fasting and reflection, it is a time to appreciate your family’s love, your friends’ company, and the fortune of good health. During Ramadan, it’s important to help those in need by donating time and money to charities and good causes.

During the last 10 days of Ramadan, you may need to donate to charity through zakat. One of the pillars of Islam, this is a compulsory donation based on the value of your assets. If you are unsure how much to give, we have an online zakat calculator to help.

Some Muslims also give money to charity through sadaqah jariyah or sadaqah. These are optional donations that can help demonstrate and strengthen your faith. Please donate to Sightsavers and give to charity in Ramadan. We work in more than 30 countries, many with large Muslim populations, helping to prevent blindness and treat those at risk of sight loss.

With your support, we have helped children and families receive medicines and surgeries that have changed their future. We also promote the rights of people with disabilities, working with local and national partners to promote inclusion. We believe everyone has the right to education, and want to give all children the opportunity to go to school. Donations given to our Ramadan 2024 appeal will help our work wherever the need is greatest.

Browse the gallery below to see how giving your Ramadan charity donation could help transform the lives of children like Abdul, Muslima, Roni and Sumaiya.

Your kindness will make an amazing difference. Thank you.

Not sure how much to donate? Use our zakat calculator

Calculate your 2024 zakat

How your gift could help this Ramadan

This Ramadan, please donate to Sightsavers

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could screen 10 families like Roni's for a range of common eye health conditions.

could buy enough surgical supplies to operate on 10 children like Muslima.

could pay for a cataract operation so a child like Nadir can see clearly for the first time.

We're sorry, but the minimum donation we can take is £2
We're sorry, but we cannot process a donation of this size online. Please contact us on [email protected] for assistance donating over £10,000