I have donated to build a home, what happens next?

JazakAllah for your donation, our teams will be on the ground using local knowledge to situate a family in an area of need.

The home will be constructed as soon as weather/local conditions permit.

Once the well house has been built, you will receive photos, a completion report as well as a certificate.

If you wish to receive a certificate upon completion your donation, please request this via email at

How long does it take to build a home?

This all depends on the current circumstance on the ground, we try to build as soon as conditions permit, the average time will be between 9 – 12 months which we believe is reasonable as we have heard other charities take up to 2-3 years.

Where will the house be built?

Currently we are working in South East Asia in the poorest regions where there is a dire need for communities to have safe shelter.

Although we would love our Donors to chose where the well be built, we can’t facilitate this request as this will increase administration costs, something Islamic Appeal wants to avoid as we believe all funds should be dedicated to actually helping the needy thus avoiding unnecessary admin costs.

What is the difference between a £1500 home and £2800?

The £1500 will be made out of a tin roof and the base will be cement and steel pillars.

The £2800 house will be made out of bricks which will more sturdy and resilient to harsh weather,

What is the selection criteria of the place/family chosen to build a home?

Financially poor families/villages.

Will I get updates? How will it be monitored?

This project will be monitored through supervision by both program personnel and internal control staff i.e. Internal Audit and Monitoring and Evaluation Team. Completion report will be made at the end of the project, for specific updates, please contact us via email or phone.

Can I dedicate/put multiple names on a house?

We do not limit the amount of names that can be put on a house, although we do have a space limit of 35 characters as going past this will not fit on the plaque with a legible font size.

I have other questions regarding my well

Please feel free to contact us via email on