Our Sponsorship Program is your opportunity to help transform the lives of women and children in Afghanistan. As a Sponsor, you will be supporting sustainable change that helps break the cycle of poverty.
Over three decades of war has left Afghanistan in turmoil and damaged the social, economic and political structure of the country. Widows and orphans are the most vulnerable sector of Afghan society. With no social or economic safety net, they are left to survive through begging, scavenging or being exploited to earn little money.
The sponsorship of just one child or widow will not only create lasting impact on their own lives, but the lives of families and communities. Help make a difference by providing a better future to Afghan women and children.
WHO IS SPONSORED
The program sponsors Afghan girls, orphans and widows and does not discriminate by providing support to all ethnic groups. We work with individuals in all regions in which we operate, including Kabul, Panjshir, Parwan, Takhar and Badakhshan.
SPONSOR A GIRL'S EDUCATION
This program helps girls of school age, providing them with the materials and support they need to attend school. As safety for girls is a big concern in traditional Afghan communities, the sponsorship also allows Mahboba’s Promise to ensure a secure learning environment.
SPONSOR An orphan
After years of war and poverty, many Afghan children have become destitute. Whether both parents have died or they lack adequate care at home, this program aims to provide orphan children with greater opportunity, care and support.
SPONSOR A widow
Widows are of the most vulnerable group in Afghanistan. Often caring for several children, widows have no way of earning an income. This program provides those most in need with food, medicine and vocational training.
HOW SPONSORSHIP HELPS
The Sponsorship Program works by meeting the basic human needs such as shelter, clothes, education, food or medicine. It continues to care for the individual while seeking ways for the beneficiary to eventually become self-reliant. This includes education and training. It is vital that women and children supported through Mahboba’s Promise become self-sufficient as opposed to reliant on welfare provisions. Through access to education, they can have a better future.
Without adequate Healthcare, women in Afghanistan risk losing their own lives and the lives of their children, particularly during childbirth.
Education has the power to end poverty. Educating girls and boys will pave the way to a brighter future for all of Afghanistan.
Safe Drinking Water
Providing communities with clean drinking water is one of the first steps to ending extreme poverty.
Food and Agriculture
Nutrition in Afghanistan is among the worst in the world. Our focus on food and sustainable agricultural practices ensures a healthy diet for disadvantaged women and children.
Widows, being one of the most vulnerable groups in Afghanistan, struggle to earn an income to support their families. Providing Widows and young adults with training ensures they are able to support themselves and their families.
HOW DONATIONS ARE USED
All funds raised through the sponsorship program are pooled together and distributed in line with budgets set for each community. This model is used to maximize effectiveness and ensure equity among all individuals in the program. It is used to support the living costs of the individual being sponsored (e.g. shelter, clothes, food or medicines) as well as community development programs (e.g. vegetable gardens, wells, training).
RECIPIENT SELECTION PROCESS
The following processes outline how we assess and ensure that we are helping the most vulnerable members in society:
- Application: We identify those most in need through referrals from government and non-governmental agencies, and referrals from local community leaders.
- Interviews: We establish a genuine case and assess the gravity of an individual or families in need.
- Survey: We corroborate details of individuals’ or families’ life stories in order to accurately identify level of need.
- Decision made by board members
- Enroll into the program and individual plan developed
- Case Management and Monitoring