Mazar Development Fund is a new organisation, set up by Najaf Mazari, a refugee who left his homeland of Afghanistan in 2000 to start a new life in Australia. Najaf was born and raised in an area in the north of Afghanistan called Mazar-e-Sharif. The city of Mazar is renowned for its beauty, prosperity and industry. However, like the rest of Afghanistan, it struggles under the weight of conflict, poverty, violence, and unrest. Wanting to help the people of his homeland, Najaf and a group of his friends established the Mazar Development Fund Inc in 2007.