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Jessica Roberts of TheAdvocate.Org interviewed Aminata Conteh-Biger about the yearly campaign of Aminata Maternal Foundation - The AMF Walking Challenge. #AMFWalkingChallenge2021

This year, the walk focuses on a girl named Zainab and her struggles in giving birth in one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth, Sierra Leone.

Aminata shares information about this advocacy and how it helps mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

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โ€œI knew that if I had given birth in Sierra Leone, it is highly likely that one or both of us would not have survived. That was the catalyst for me to start the Aminata Maternal Foundation.โ€

Our CEO and founder of the Aminata Maternal Foundation has shared her story as a refugee and as a mother with Marie Claire Australia. Fleeing from the civil war in Sierra Leone, Aminata speaks to Marie Claire about how despite hardship and uncertainty, she found safety in coming to Australia. Read more about Aminata's story and her drive to setting up the Aminatation Maternal Foundation in our bio! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘† #maternalhealth #sierraleone

https://www.marieclaire.com.au/women-experiences-refugees-australia
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๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ‘ THANK YOU! ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ‘

Zainab, who was barely 15 years old and 43-weeks pregnant, would of had to walk 125km to give birth safely. Luckily, the Aminata Maternal Foundation were able to transport Zainab to the Aberdeen Womenโ€™s Centre who gave her the free operation needed to save Zainab and her baby.

Over the last 3 weeks, YOUR walking and donations will help girl likes Zainab to safely delivery their babies ๐Ÿคฑ

We cannot thank you all enough for stepping up this November. ๐Ÿ‘ We have loved seeing your daily walks in the rain, hail or shine (and even with your dogs!๐Ÿถ)

Together, we have managed to raise over $75 000! Thatโ€™s about
๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฉบ 2500 x health check ups for 5 children
๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฉบ 150 x caesarean births (C-Sections)
๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฉบ 38 x fistula repair operations

#amfwalkingchallenge #walkwithpurpose #walkwithpurpose2021 #maternalhealth #strongertogether #fundraisingforacause #signup #zainab #SierraLeone #amfwalkformumbsandbubs #wedidit
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Can you believe it! We have reached our goal of $75,000! Thatโ€™s 150 c-sections or the salary of 30 midwives for a year! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Thank you for being so dedicated in joining our cause to save the lives of mothers and babies in Sierra Leone. We truly have made leaps and strides this year! ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ‰

By making even a small donation we can improve maternal mortality in increasing access to medical services as well as education for women and girls in Sierra Leone ๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฉบ

Your donations also go towards our current projects including:
๐Ÿ™Œ Accommodation and Hostel Training: supporting vulnerable young women by providing a safe home for 6 months, postnatal care, continued schooling or vocational training.
๐Ÿ™Œ Midwife training: giving new graduates a month-long practical placement at the Aberdeen Womenโ€™s Centre.
๐Ÿ™Œ Dream Team: giving first-rate health care to young mothers as well as education in literacy, numeracy and health education, all taught by our on-site teaching staff.
๐Ÿ™Œ Freedom from Fistula: to restore a womanโ€™s dignity through fistula repair surgery and care

๐Ÿ’› But itโ€™s not over just yet! ๐Ÿ’› Your profile pages are still open on our fundraising page โ€ฆ so there is still time to donate and share Zainabโ€™s story!

#amfwalkingchallenge #walkwithpurpose #walkwithpurpose2021 #maternalhealth #strongertogether #fundraisingforacause #signup #zainab #SierraLeone #amfwalkformumbsandbubs #wedidit
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๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿค— Congratulations to all of our prize winners who did some awesome fundraising and participating in our #AMFWalkingChallenge2021! ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ†

Thank you for being so dedicated in joining our cause to save the lives of mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

๐ŸŽ‰ The luxurious Lamav range gift pack donated by @sarahhumphriesagency -- Ingrid Kristiansen
๐ŸŽ‰ $500 @witcheryfashion gift card -- Lucy Tarrant
๐ŸŽ‰ A gorgeous dress from the @_aje_ โ€˜Reimaginedโ€™ collection -- Carla Field
๐ŸŽ‰ A @podorganics โ€˜Sweet Pea and Meโ€™ range -- Maria Von Lucken
๐ŸŽ‰ Luxury @samsonite_au suitcase -- Nathan
๐ŸŽ‰ 2 Headwraps and tutorial donated by @2sydneystylists -- Jessica Roberts
๐ŸŽ‰ Burtโ€™s Bees Goodie Box from @the6amagency -- Anjali Rao
๐ŸŽ‰ Package from Rodan + Fields donated by @the6amagency -- Lily Meszaros
๐ŸŽ‰ @embraceforeverycurl Combo set -- Inbal Osmo
๐ŸŽ‰ @embraceforeverycurl Combo set-- Portia Elliot
๐ŸŽ‰ Bouquet of flowers from @floraldesirestudio -- Eloise Farley
๐ŸŽ‰ Bouquet of flowers from @floraldesirestudio -- The Fitzgeralds

๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ But itโ€™s not over yetโ€ฆ your profiles and our fundraising page will remain active for a few weeks so thereโ€™s still time to reach our $75 000 goal!

#amfwalkingchallenge #walkwithpurpose #walkwithpurpose2021 #maternalhealth #strongertogether #fundraisingforacause #signup #zainab #SierraLeone #amfwalkformumbsandbubs #wedidit
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Can you believe it!? After 3 weeks of walking, running, skipping, itโ€™s the last day of our annual #AMFWalkingChallenge. We did it! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

We cannot thank you all enough for stepping up this November. ๐Ÿ‘ We have managed to raise $71 220! Thatโ€™s over:

๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฉบ 2374 x health check ups for 5 children
๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฉบ 142 x caesarean births (C-Sections)
๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฉบ 35 x fistula repair operations

๐Ÿ‘€ Remember to watch closely tomorrow as we announce the prize winners...you could be a lucky winner to receive one of the many gifts and goodies donated by our wonderful sponsors:

๐Ÿ’›Sarah Humphries PR @sarahhumphriesagency
๐Ÿ’› Embrace for Every Curl @embraceforeverycurl ๐Ÿ’› Floral Desire @floraldesirestudio ๐Ÿ’›Witchery @witcheryfashion
๐Ÿ’›Aje @_aje_
๐Ÿ’›Pod Organic @podorganics
๐Ÿ’›Art Club @heidimiddletonartclub
๐Ÿ’›Kulani Kinis @kulanikinis
๐Ÿ’›Samsonite @samsonite_au
๐Ÿ’›Active Truth @activetruth
๐Ÿ’›Hemp Oz @hempoz
๐Ÿ’›Beauticate @beauticate
๐Ÿ’›2 Sydney Stylists @2sydneystylists
๐Ÿ’›twoface LABEL @twofacelabel
๐Ÿ’›6 AM agency @the6amagency
#amfwalkingchallenge #walkwithpurpose #walkwithpurpose2021 #maternalhealth #strongertogether #fundraisingforacause #signup #zainab #SierraLeone #amfwalkformumbsandbubs #wedidit
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Itโ€™s Day 19 and we are nearing the end of our 2021 #AMFWalkingChallenge! We have made leaps and strides this year, exceeding our $60 000 goal! ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ‰

By making even a small donation we can improve maternal mortality in increasing access to medical services as well as education for women and girls in Sierra Leone ๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฉบ

Your donations also go towards our current projects including:
๐Ÿ™Œ ย  Accommodation and Hostel Training: supporting vulnerable young women by providing a safe home for 6 months, postnatal care, continued schooling or vocational training.
๐Ÿ™Œ ย  Midwife training: giving new graduates a month-long practical placement at the Aberdeen Womenโ€™s Centre.
๐Ÿ™Œ ย  Dream Team: giving first-rate health care to young mothers as well as education in literacy, numeracy and health education, all taught by our on-site teaching staff.
๐Ÿ™Œ ย  Freedom from Fistula: to restore a womanโ€™s dignity through fistula repair surgery and care

Canโ€™t walk in the challenge this year? ๐Ÿค” Every donation adds up and is felt by the women in Sierra Leone! ๐Ÿ’›

#amfwalkingchallenge2021 #amfwalkingchallenge #walkwithpurpose #walkwithpurpose2021 #maternalhealth #strongertogether
#fundraisingforacause #covidsafe #signup #zainab #SierraLeone #amfwalkformumbsandbubs
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Itโ€™s Day 18 of the #AMFWalkingChallenge2021 and collectively we have well and truly surpassed our goal of $60 000 raised! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

This is equivalent to the cost of over 120 cesarean births...thatโ€™s over 120 mothers, including young girls like Zainab, who can now safely give birth in Sierra Leone. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿค—

Did you know:
๐Ÿ’ก 1 in 10 children in Sierra Leone wonโ€™t see their 5th birthday.
๐Ÿ’ก Mothers are 200 times more likely to die in childbirth than Australian mothers
๐Ÿ’ก 11,000 newborns die each year from preventable birthing complications

It is our vision that no mother or child in Sierra Leone dies during childbirth due to poverty. With each step we make, we get closer to this goal.

In walking together for the #AMFwalkingchallenge2021, we can improve maternal mortality in increasing access to medical services as well as education for women and girls in Sierra Leone ๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฉบ

๐Ÿ’› Not enough time to walk this year? Every donation adds up and is felt by the women in Sierra Leone! ๐Ÿ’›

#amfwalkingchallenge #walkwithpurpose #walkwithpurpose2021 #maternalhealth #strongertogether
#fundraisingforacause #covidsafe #signup #zainab #SierraLeone #amfwalkformumbsandbubs
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๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ With less than a week to go in our #amfwalkingchallenge2021, we want to take a moment to reflect on where your fantastic fundraising is going...

๐Ÿค Our partners at the Aberdeen Womenโ€™s Centre opened their maternal unit in 2010 to provide the highest standards of maternal healthcare for women in Sierra Leone. ๐Ÿค

With our support, they:

๐Ÿ™Œ provide the only comprehensive fistula repair service in Sierra Leone
๐Ÿ™Œ give midwife training graduates a month-long practical placement at the Aberdeen Womenโ€™s Centre.
๐Ÿ™Œ Safely deliver more than 200 babies each month
๐Ÿ™Œ Treat more than 12 000 children each year in their outpatient childrenโ€™s clinic, including immunisation services and health education.

Itโ€™s not too late to sign up to walk or make a donation! ๐Ÿ’› Check out the link in our bio.

#amfwalkingchallenge #walkwithpurpose #walkwithpurpose2021 #maternalhealth #strongertogether #fundraisingforacause #covidsafe #signup #zainab #SierraLeone #amfwalkformumbsandbubs
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