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Your help is vital in Sierra Leone

By Erica Sufani / June 25, 2020

Donate today 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 […]

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Business Chicks Australia Instagram Take Over

By Erica Sufani / June 17, 2020

Thanks to Business Chicks Australia for the opportunity to amplify refugee voices in Aminata Conteh-Biger‘s take over of the Business Chick’s Instagram on the 16th of June. Aminata shared some images from our […]

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Rising Heart out August 25

By Erica Sufani / June 14, 2020

You’ve waited very patiently and we’re delighted to share that Rising Heart will be released on 25 August 2020. Please join us in pre-ordering Aminata’s memoir ‘Rising Heart’ ASAP, and if you are […]

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

By Sophie Roden / May 5, 2020

 “[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 […]

Ben Fordham talks to Aminata about her story

By Sophie Roden / February 23, 2020
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“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… […]

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ABC Conversations Interview- Surviving kidnap in Sierra Leone

By Erica Sufani / October 25, 2019

Have you had the chance to listen to Aminata’s interview with ABC Conversations’ Richard Fidler? Aminata spoke to Richard last year in a special audio interview about her capture by […]

Bluff & Swagger 2019

By Erica Sufani / October 6, 2019

Aminata Maternal Foundation’s Bluff & Swagger Fashion Lunch was a celebration to remember. Our Cheer Squad, the team of volunteers, models, African drummers and supporters filled the room with the […]

Cherishing Mother’s Day Morning Tea

By Erica Sufani / May 30, 2019
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Thank you so very much for coming to our annual Cherishing Mother’s Day Morning Tea. Your wonderful presence made the day even more magical. We are grateful for your support […]

AMF Mother’s Day Walk

By Erica Sufani / May 29, 2019

A massive thank you to all the attendees and donors who helped make our Aminata Maternal Foundation Mother’s Day Walk such a huge success! We’re still in disbelief at the […]

Christmas Appeal

By Erica Sufani / December 4, 2018
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Not quite sure what to get Mum for Christmas this year? Checked off everyone on the Santas list except that one friend, who is always so hard to buy for? […]

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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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