“While I live and breathe I will work tirelessly to protect, heal and educate the women and children of Afghanistan.” – Mahboba Rawi, Founder of Mahboba’s Promise.

What We Are

Mahboba’s Promise is an Australian non-profit organisation dedicated to the women and children of Afghanistan. Founded in 1998, Mahboba’s Promise began its mission by helping to care for Afghan refugees who had been forced into a refugee camp in Pakistan by a devastating earthquake in Takhar, Afghanistan.

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(Photo by Government House) Mahboba with Gov Gen Quentin Bryce

Featured News

Afghanistan: A country of orphans

About two months ago I was in Afghanistan and while there I went to Mahboba’s Promise orphanages. The orphans were shy at first, quiet and curious they looked on to me as they handed me flowers. But in the span of just an hour, I was the center of their worlds.

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Kids of Hope House

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Give a gift that makes a difference and stops unwanted presents ending up in landfill. Choose from the largest selection of charitable gifts in the world, including Mahboba’s Promise.

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ShareGift Australia

Did you know that you can donate shares instead of cash?

We are very happy to announce that we are now working with ShareGift Australia. Recently we received a wonderful donation through them and would like to promote the service to all our donors.

ShareGift Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides shareholders with an easy way to sell their shares and donate the proceeds to charity.

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Fundraise for us!

A number of our projects are listed on the Givematcher fundraising platform. This provides our supporters with the opportunity to organise a fundraiser to help us reach our goals. Givematcher charges us no annual fees and no commission, so your hard-earned fundraising dollars get to us.

You can see our current projects on our Givematcher profile page.

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Givematcher fundraise

Volunteering with Mahboba’s Promise

Volunteering with Mahboba’s Promise is a wonderful opportunity to work with an inspirational woman and make a difference to the lives of the people she helps.

We are always looking for a range of skills to help in the office including admin, marketing, fundraising and events management. Knowing that you are helping the vulnerable of Afghanistan can be a very rich and rewarding experience.

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Donate Now

Donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia.

Featured Projects

Winter Appeal 2015

Afghanistan is a country of extremes. Winters can be brutally harsh. You can help keep a family warm during this season. Winter Appeal 2015


Christmas 2015

This Christmas there are some gifts that change the world, gifts that are enduring and profound: Gifts that give. Christmas 2015


Food Ladder Oasis for Afghan Women

$15,000 will provide enough money to set up a green house and hydroponic system to support the livelihoods of 30 widows. Food Ladder Oasis for Afghan Women

Connect with us
Contact us

Phone: (02) 9887 1665


Email: office@mahbobaspromise.org


Office Address: Suite 4, 1 Avon Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113


Postal Address: PO Box 6234, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia