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‘Rising Heart’ and raising spirits in the Women’s Weekly

By Erica Sufani / August 14, 2020

Have you seen the September issue of Women’s Weekly yet? This month features a six-page special on the life & journey of Aminata. She talks about her life during the […]

Show your thanks this Mother’s Day!

By Sophie Roden / May 5, 2020

MOTHER’S DAY IS ON SUNDAY 10 MAY 2020 This Mother’s Day make your mother feel extra special by helping mothers on the other side of the world. Give the gift […]

Supporting Women and Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Sophie Roden / April 18, 2020

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 […]

International Women’s Day 2020

By Erica Sufani / March 5, 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 […]

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Black History Month

By Erica Sufani / February 9, 2020

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 […]

International Day of Education

By Erica Sufani / January 23, 2020

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. […]

Save the date – Bluff & Swagger 2019

By Erica Sufani / June 23, 2019

Aminata Maternal Foundation warmly invites you to Bluff and Swagger on Friday, September 6th, at Athol Hall, Ashton Park, Mosman. $150.00 per ticket $1450.00 for table of 10 $2000 corporate […]

Day 3 – House Manager Aminata’s story

By Erica Sufani / May 28, 2019

HOUSE MANAGER – AMINATA’S STORY I have sat here for ages wondering where to begin Aminata’s story, the house manager of AMF’s Accommodation and Training Hostel. I want to do […]

Day 2 – Update from Sierra Leone

By Erica Sufani / April 26, 2019

26th April 2019 Speaking to the mothers at the clinic We began the day in the maternity ward, talking to the new mothers, hearing their stories and doting on their […]

Update from Sierra Leone

By Erica Sufani / April 25, 2019

Freetown, Sierra Leone – 25th April 2019 Greetings from Sierra Leone. Amii, Juliet and I arrived safely in Freetown 2 days ago. As I lie in bed – it’s 5am, […]

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WHERE WE WORK...

We will be sharing with you this month more detailed information about Sierra Leone, our Aberdeen Women's Centre, the services we provide and the women and children that we help. We hope this will give you an insight into Freedom From Fistula. For more information please visit our website.

SIERRA LEONE - THE COUNTRY

The Republic of Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa bordered by Guinea, Liberia and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savanna to rainforests. The country has a total area of 71,740km2 and a population of 7.65 million. The country's capital and largest city is Freetown, where Aberdeen Women’s Centre is located.

POLITICS

Sierra Leone became independent from the UK on 27 April 1961, led by Sir Milton Margai, who became the country's first prime minister. The current president of Sierra Leone is Julius Maada Bio.

RELIGION

Sierra Leone is a Muslim-majority country, with the overall Muslim population at 78%, though there is an influential Christian minority at 21%. Sierra Leone is regarded as one of the most religiously tolerant states in the world. Muslims and Christians collaborate and interact with each other very peacefully, and religious violence is very rare. Freedom From Fistula treat patients regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability or sex.

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