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 the Afghani society. With no social or economic safety net, they are left to survive through begging, scavenging or being exploited to earn a little money.

The sponsorship of just one child or widow can change the lives and prospects for families and even communities. Help make a difference by providing a better future to Afghan women and children.

How Sponsorship helps

The Sponsorship program works by meeting the basic human needs such as shelter, clothes, food or medicines. 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.


Women in Afghanistan lose their children if there is no access to essential services, facilities and medical clinic to save children’s life


Education will change their lives, the lives of their familites, their communitites and even their countires,

Safe drinking water

Clean drinking water is the first and most important step to lifting communities out of cycles of illness and poverty

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Food and agriculture

We enable local communities to acquire thier nutritional needs all year round by eudcating them about sustainable food sources

Income generation

Widows, being one of the most vulnerable groups in Afghanistan, struggle to raise the money necessary to support their families. 

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, inluding Kabul, Panjshir, Parwan, Takhar and Badakhshan.


$25 per month

The girl’s education program helps girls aged 6 to 10 years old and provides for 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 demonstrate a secure environment.

$25 per month provides uniforms, books, stationery, and a safe place to learn.


2018 Badakhshan Hope House Orphans

$35 per month

Children whose parents have died or unable to care for them become homeless or beggars. Many of the orphans live at Mahboba’s Promise Hope House centres located in Kabul, Panjshir Valley and Takhar.

$35 per month provides shelter and education.


$50 per month

Women who have lost their husbands due to war have suddenly become widows. They often have 4 or 5 children to take care of. Widows usually live independently or sometimes, with extended family, who are also poor.

$50 per month provides food, medicine and skills training.

How donations are used

The money donated by sponsors is pooled so as to maximise effectiveness. 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).

How sponsorship works

The following processes outline how we assess and ensure that we are helping the most vulnerable members in society:

  1. Application: We identify those most in need through referrals from government and non-governmental agencies, and referrals from local community leaders.
  2. Interviews: We establish a genuine case and assess the gravity of an individual or families in need.
  3. Survey: We corroborate details of individuals’ or families’ life stories in order to accurately identify level of need.
  4. Decision made by board members
  5. Enrol into the program and individual plan developed
  6. Case Management and Monitoring
  7. Evaluation