Happy Mother’s Day from all of us here at the Aminata Maternal Foundation!💘
This Mother’s Day we showed you the harsh realities of what women face in Sierra Leone. The reality that they often arrive at hospital alone, without many possessions and often without anywhere to afterwards.
This is Alice, we showed you her hospital bag yesterday.
Alice is 30 years old, single and lives in poverty alone in Freetown. A few years ago, when Alice was pregnant, she could not afford to go to a hospital and unfortunately her baby died because she was in labour for too long. In 2020, Alice discovered that she was pregnant again. As soon as the father was aware, he left her. Alice had been sustaining herself by begging. This was her only means of surviving. While on the streets, someone told her about the Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) and she came to be registered. When the doctors screened Alice, they found out, that she was expecting twins, meaning she would have a more complicated birth. Thankfully, unlike in the past where Alice gave birth without any support, at the Aberdeen Women's Centre she was able to give birth safely. On 4th May, she successfully gave birth to a healthy boy and girl.
This Mother’s Day keep in mind the mother’s and babies in Sierra Leone like Alice and her beautiful twins. They rely on our support to get the care and safety they need.
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