“I grew up with my father and three other siblings… and my Dad was a businessman that travelled. So I grew up quite well off but in 1999 that changes… in the middle of the night we hear a lot of people crying, running around, trying to find safety.”
Our CEO & Founder Aminata Conteh-Biger shared with Ben Fordham on 2GB, her personal story as young Sierra Leonean refugee in Australia and the work of the Aminata Maternal Foundation.
She discusses surviving capture in the Sierra Leonean civil war as a teenager, her “extremely hard” transition from Sierra Leone to Australia and what it means to her to be the founder of our foundation, that continues to support communities of Sierra Leonean women.
Do you have a spare 15 minutes to hear Aminata’s “incredible and inspirational” story? Listen here.
“The one thing that puts a smile on my face is what I do in the [Aminata Maternal] Foundation… It is humbling to know that I could impact someone’s life in such a simple way” – Aminata Conteh-Biger