The UN World Food Programme has said that 23 million Afghans are facing extreme levels of hunger, with more than 9 million people at risk of famine.
Over 1 million Afghan children could die from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) unless they get URGENT treatment.

Millions are struggling to survive after crucial foreign aid was halted due to the Taliban's takeover - particularly those who have been forced to flee and now seek refuge in camps.


As a dry winter approaches, weak harvest, drought and food security are inevitable in Afghanistan. The UN has predicted that almost 14 million children won't have enough food to eat. They warn that over 1 million Afghan children could die from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) unless they get URGENT treatment.

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As our new arrivals continue to land on our shores, we will keep our promise to care for them by welcoming them with open arms to their new home. With your continued support we will be able to provide them with new hope and with the secure, happy and healthy future that everyone deserves.

Who we are

Mahboba’s Promise was founded by Mahboba Rawi, an Afghan refugee and now an Australian citizen, who has experienced first-hand the effects of a country torn apart by years of war and civil unrest. Since 1998, Mahboba’s Promise has established schools, shelters and health clinics across Afghanistan and provided numerous sponsorships to widows and orphans in need. 

OUR Vision

Our vision is to provide a sustainable future within a secure environment for disadvantaged Afghan women and children.

Where we work

We are a not-for-profit organisation working in both Afghanistan and Australia, engaged with local communities to affect positive and sustainable change. 

What we do

Empower Children

With the generosity of thousands of dedicated supporters, we have four Hope Houses operating across Afghanistan, focused on enhancing the lives of disadvantaged children. 

Promote Self Sufficiency​

Sustainable development in war-torn Afghanistan is our mission. We do this through several self-sufficient projects, including our Permaculture Farm and Confectionery Factory.

Educate Women

We believe that the first step in eliminating poverty is to educate women; when you educate a women, you educate a generation. 

Emergency Relief

While we believe firmly in self-sufficiency and long-term development, sometimes emergency relief is necessary. That is why we strive to provide relief to those affected by natural disasters and conflict.

Build Bridges Through Education

Education is at our core. That’s why we work hard at building bridges between the Afghan and Australian community, through several projects such as Schools Promise and Bibi’s House. 

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Your donation changes lives. 

Mahboba’s Promise upholds values of compassion, tolerance and peace by serving vulnerable women and children in Afghanistan. It strives to empower them to improve their quality of life. In Australia, Mahboba Rawi is a role model for inclusiveness and women’s rights.

I encourage you to support the exceptional work done every day by this significant organisation.

Dame Quentin Bryce

(Former Governor-General of Australia)

Patron of Mahboba's Promise

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