Motherhood should mark a beginning, not an end.

Help us achieve our goal of ending preventable maternal and infant deaths in Sierra Leone.


The lifetime risk of maternal death in Sierra Leone is 1 in 17, one of the highest in the world.


1 in 10 children in Sierra Leone won’t see their fifth birthday.


Since 1990 Sierra Leone has dramatically reduced maternal and infant mortality. There are solutions! Working together, we can further reduce suffering.


We want no mother or baby to die during childbirth in Sierra Leone due to poverty.


“Let’s make birth safe now and for the future.”

Our CEO and Founder, Aminata Conteh Biger, made her plea to the nation at the National Press Club in May.  

 Her talk was full of emotion and raw vulnerability as she inspired the audience with her tragic story, and made her brave plea in asking for help to support the Foundation in saving mothers' and babies' lives in Sierra Leone.

To continue to save lives, we now need:

  • Sustainable giving in the form of corporate sponsorship, regular donations and workplace giving
  • Connections and contacts - access to people in networks who believe in our work
  • Professional pro-bono service offerings
  • Support the Foundation by buying Aminata's book Rising Heart and, engaging Aminata as a keynote speaker
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Latest news.
Stories from the front line in Sierra Leone.

'Every 90 seconds, a pregnant woman dies.'

With sustainable giving we can save lives.

'Aminata knocked me out at our first meeting in Sydney some years ago...courage shining through as she spoke of some of her experiences in Sierra Leone. Her story, Rising Heart, will never leave you; searing, powerful, disturbing, hopeful.'

The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO

'The spirit of Aminata's story will stay with you long after you finish reading. Rising Heart has refuelled my sense of perspective and purpose. Aminata's courage in sharing this intensely personal story is rewarded with the power of inspiring hope. Thank you, Aminata, for sharing.'

Yael Stone, actor and activist