The catalyst for Aminata Maternal Foundation
The foundation came about from Aminata’s near death experience while giving birth to her daughter Sarafina in 2012, who suffered from shoulder dystocia at the time. During her experience in Australia, Aminata had access to high-quality healthcare and this has compelled her to seek improvements for women in her country of birth, Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, Aminata witnesses women bleeding to death during childbirth in front of doctors because they didn’t have enough money to pay. Watch the ‘Daughter of Sierra Leone’ documentary below to learn more.
Watch SBS Dateline's Documentary about the story of Aminata's time being captured by rebel soldiers in Sierra Leone during the civil war.