Winter Appeal

Each year millions of Afghans are left to endure some of the harshest winter conditions imaginable. Through your donations, you have the power to provide hope and warmth to those suffering 
below the poverty line in Afghanistan. 

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. 

Make a Difference.

Your donation changes lives. 

Hope House Documentary

This short documentary presents an honest insight into the daily lives of orphan children living in Afghanistan. There are currently 30 orphans living in Panjshir Valley Hope House. Their stories are all heartbreaking in different ways, but their smiles and laughter give hope that a more peaceful future is just around the corner. Resilience, ambition and happiness despite immense hardship.

Why we need your help.

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Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of infant and maternal mortality, with 50% of children under 5 suffering from chronic undernourishment. 

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Extreme Poverty

An estimated 9 million Afghan people live in extreme poverty, and another 9 million people live just above the poverty line. 

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Are Illiterate

Only 28% of the population over the age of 15 are literate, meaning the majority of adults lack basic reading or writing skills. 

Latest news.

Greenwich Village Arts Trail

Visit Petrina Slaytor’s Stall @ The Greenwich Village Arts Trail Petrina Slaytor is a long-time supporter and fundraiser for Mahboba’s Promise. Every year, Petrina has run a pottery stall at…

Open Heart, Open Home

Open Heart, Open Home. Jack and Carol Flanagan would love for you to join them at their home for an Afghan dinner to raise funds for desperate Afghan refugee families. …

My Community Project

Our Community Kitchen Project was successful! Thank you to everyone who voted for us. We cant wait to get started and provide the community with a space for cultural exchange…

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. 

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

Other ways to give.


By fundraising for Mahboba’s Promise, you’ll be making a critical step in improving the lives of so many people living in poverty and conflict in Afghanistan.

Workplace Giving

Workplace giving, or pre-tax payroll giving, is an amazing and effective way to donate over the course of the financial year.

Donate Your Day

Have your friends and family donate toward one of our life-saving projects instead of buying you a present.

Schools Promise

We are determined to provide the Australian community with a profound understanding of Afghan history, culture, and the global mission of women’s empowerment.

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