Mahboba’s Promise is an Australian non-profit organisation dedicated to the women and children of Afghanistan.
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.
Founded in 1998, Mahboba’s Promise began its mission by helping to care for Afghan refugees who had been forced into a refugee camp in Pakistan by a devastating earthquake in Takhar, Afghanistan.
With Mahboba’s intimate knowledge of Afghanistan, Mahboba’s Promise was able to respond effectively and with flexibility, to directly meet the needs of orphans and widows on the ground. Since then, Mahboba’s Promise has established schools, shelters and health clinics across Afghanistan and provided numerous sponsorships to widows and orphans in need.