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International Day of Education

Education is a human right.

Without inclusive and accessible education that provide lifelong opportunities, the cycle of poverty leaves many children and adults around the world at a great disadvantage.

Ben Fordham talks to Aminata about her story

“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.”

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day celebrates women all over the world, highlighting women’s achievements in all professional fields and aspects of society. In doing so, the day raises awareness against bias and supports a gender-equal world.

Black History Month

Our CEO and Founder Aminata Conteh-Biger is the inspiration behind what we do. Aminata lived a healthy and happy life in Freetown, Sierra Leone with her father. Though her life was changed when she was only a teenager.

Aminata speaks to Joy Lawn about her new book “Rising Heart”

“[T]he one thing I carry with me all the time is kindness. I believe when you “have”, you have a responsibility. It doesn’t matter what it is you have, even if it’s only time, it is important to share it with others who need it. So this idea of “serving”, or being a server, … it is the core of what I do now with the [Aminata Maternal] Foundation.” – Aminata Conteh Biger

Show your thanks this Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day make your mother feel extra special by helping mothers on the other side of the world. Give the gift of hope by purchasing an Aminata Maternal Foundation donation e-Card or join the Foundation’s Mother’s Day social media campaign.

Supporting Women and Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Women and children are often the worst affected during public health crises. The Aminata Maternal Foundation is working with the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone to ensure that vulnerable women and girls continue to have access to free maternal health services during this difficult time.

Your help is vital in Sierra Leone

A special thank you to our supporters who have already generously donated to our emergency COVID-19 appeal. As we head into the end of the financial year, now is the perfect time to make a tax-deductible gift.

Rising Heart out August 25

You’ve waited very patiently and we’re delighted to share that Rising Heart will be released on 25 August 2020.

Aminata on BBC World Service

“A mother and a child dying, that never made sense to me. How can women still continue to struggle for something that is preventable? No mother or their baby should die in childbirth just because of poverty” – Aminata Conteh-Biger

You’ve set the pace

We can’t believe how much support we’ve already received for our #AMFWalkingChallenge2020. So many people have been willing to help us fundraise for the much needed maternal health support during the COVID-19 crisis in Sierra Leone.

AMANITA WON THE AGENDA SETTER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021

We at Aminata Maternal Foundation are incredibly proud of our CEO and Founder, Aminata Conteh-Biger for winning the prestigious “Agenda Setter of the Year Award” at “The 8th Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards 2021” held last night, April 29, 2021 at Hotel Swissotel Sydney.

Christmas Appeal

Mabinty’s story is one of despair and hope. Mabinty was 16 years old and in Junior Secondary School when she was living with her sister and husband. She was brought to Freetown by her elder sister at the age of seven so that she could access education in the hope of a brighter future.

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