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About Us

Mahboba’s Promise is an Australian non-profit organisation committed to aiding underprivileged women and children and other vulnerable groups in Afghanistan, surrounding regions, and Australia.

Founded in 2001 by Mahboba Rawi, an Afghan refugee who is now an Australian citizen, the organisation was established based on her firsthand experience of the profound impact of decades of war and civil unrest on her home country. For 22 years, using her deep understanding of the challenges in Afghanistan, Mahboba’s Promise has been able to deliver responsive, adaptable and impactful assistance directly to orphans and widows in the country and surrounding regions. The organisation has successfully implemented various health, education, income and other livelihood programs, including establishing schools, shelters, social enterprise businesses, farms, and maternity facilities throughout the provinces of Afghanistan, while also offering ongoing support to vulnerable families, widows and orphans. And more recently, the organisation has been involved in providing support to newly arrived Afghan refugees, empowering and uplifting them as they integrate into the broader Australian and Afghan community.

Our Mission (The Promise)

Our Promise is to provide purposeful and impactful development aid and targeted assistance to vulnerable and underserved Afghan women, widows, children, orphans and families in Afghanistan, surrounding regions and Australia.

Our Vision (The Hope)

Our Hope is of a world where the basic rights of every Afghan woman, widows, children and orphans are met – to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential.


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