Causes - Penny Appeal Australia


Penny Appeal’s emergency aid efforts often include the distribution of food, water, clothing, emergency temporary shelters and vital medical care.

Since the beginning, one of Penny Appeal’s primary goals has been to provide emergency relief for victims of disasters and conflicts.


Every child deserves a happy, healthy childhood and the opportunity to build a brighter future.

For many of the 153 million orphans worldwide, this is simply out of reach as the threat of poverty is constant: Where will they find food? Where are they going to live? What will happen if they get sick? Will we survive?


Clean Water, one of the most basic necessities in life and yet more than 660 million people lack access to safe drinking water. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people or, x30 the population of Australia.

Clean water means education, income, and health — especially for women and kids. Without access clean water, farmers and local business can’t grow their crops.


Each year, Feed Our World provides millions of life-saving, nutritious meals to the poor and needy. These meals help combat hunger poverty in crisis-hit countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Poverty is the principal cause of hunger. The causes of poverty include poor people’s lack of resources, an extremely unequal income distribution in the world and within specific countries, conflict, and hunger itself.


The Prophet, peace be upon him, told us that “the best gift a father can provide for their child is an education” (At-Tirmidhi).

You can ensure vulnerable children in Asia and Africa get the schooling they need and deserve through Education First. Help us by joining Penny Appeal donors around the world.


The Prophet (saw) was reported to have said:
“Whoever relieves a hardship for a fellow Muslim, Allah will relieve them from a hardship on the Day of Judgement.” [Sahih Muslim]

In developing countries, people with visual impairments are living in the dark, cut off from the rest of the world. Act now to help vulnerable children and adults left in the dark.


Zakat is a pillar of Islam

Zakat is a compulsory charitable payment that goes on to benefit the poor and needy. Your Zakat payment can care for orphans and the elderly, provide food and water, deliver healthcare and education, or even provide emergency aid.


If you miss or break any fasts during Ramadan you may need to pay either Fidya or Kaffarah

For fasts missed through ill health or pregnancy, which cannot be made up afterwards for legitimate reasons, Fidya is payable.

If fasts are broken without allowable reasons, and the compensatory two months of fasting is not possible, then Kaffarah is payable.