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COVID-19 has impacted us all, but some more than others. Sponsor a child or widow in Afghanistan and change their lives for a better future.

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URGENT COVID-19 APPEAL

With the threat of a global pandemic and an already fragile healthcare system, Afghanistan is set to become one of the hardest hit nations during the COVID-19 outbreak. As a country that already battles with extreme poverty, malnutrition, disease, and economic and political instability, Afghanistan desperately needs your help to prepare and equip them during this unprecedented time.

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. 

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.

Make a Difference.

Your donation changes lives. 

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. 

Why we need your help.

1 %
Malnourished

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

1 %
Extreme Poverty

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

1 %
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

Badakhshan Hope House

Our New Hope House is Here! We are so proud to announce the completion of Al-Rahman Hope House in Badakhshan. We would like to thank our incredible supporters for making…

Nowruz 2020

Celebrate Nowruz 2020 With Us! Come join us for a night filled with joy and celebration this Afghan New Year. We have put together an exciting free youth event for…

December Newsletter 2019

End of Year Newsletter 2019 As we approach the end of 2019, we look back at how much we have achieved this last year! Take a look at the recent projects…

Make a Difference Today.

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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