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Chrismas Appeal

By Erica Sufani / December 13, 2020

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 […]

We’ve done it!

By Erica Sufani / November 26, 2020

And just like that, we’re finished! Over two weeks, hundreds of us have walked thousands of kilometres as we came together a community to walk side by side with mums […]

Aminata on BBC World Service

By Sophie Roden / October 13, 2020

“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 […]

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… […]

Richard Fidler and Aminata Conteh-Biger before ABC Conversations Interview about her story of overcoming being kidnaped as a teenager in Sierra Leone

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 […]

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In 2020 Sierra Leone overturned a ban prohibiting pregnant girls from attending school. However, teens are not encouraged to study when they are expecting.

According to the 2019 census, at the age of 19, nearly half of Sierra Leonean girls have started having babies. That means that almost half of them are deprived of education.

The "Dream Team Program" aims to transform their lives through income-generating skills and empowerment at the most vulnerable moment in their lives, both economically and emotionally, through rebuilding their self-esteem and confidence.

Learn more on our Highlights or visiting our Website
https://aminatamaternalfoundation.org/mission/our-projects/the-dream-team/

*In order to comply with the government COVID restrictions the Dream Team Program is currently suspended.

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We wish that in 2021 more children can have a safe start in life.

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About one year ago @freedomfromfistula welcomed Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex to the Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) in Sierra Leone.

During her visit she learned about the AWC programs that treat children with severe injuries caused by rape and FGM, including paralysis and incontinence. HRH's visit was essential to help raise awareness of the importance to expand the services to support child victims of rape.

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Our CEO's memoir is also available at @cityofvincentlibrary

An inspiring story to start 2021

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Having a baby can cause a huge impact in a women’s life, especially in young women's lives. ⁠

The @AminataFoundation came about following the birth of @AminataConteh-Biger 's two beautiful children. She envisioned women in Sierra Leone to be able to access their basic human rights. ⁠

That’s why we work tirelessly to help as many women as possible to deliver their babies with dignity and safety.

With your incredible support we not only made it through 2020, but our community grew bigger and stronger than ever. Thank you!

Please keep supporting us, motherhood should mark a beginning, not an end.


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Each and every one of you is making a meaningful impact this Christmas. Thank you!!

From the AMF family to yours

Happy Holidays!

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A story of sadness is one of hope when someone is not alone.

Pregnant and abandoned, Mabinty could access safe maternal healthcare and a place to stay when she most needed.

Please keep supporting us. Together we can give the gift of hope this Christmas.

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What are you doing in March next year – on Monday 8 March, to be exact?

You’re invited to join us for a very special in person (hooray!) IWD event in Sydney with three powerful speakers - @Aminata_Conteh_Biger, Jane Caro AM and @TeelaReid.

IWD is one of the most popular events on the Business Chicks calendar. There’s something about our IWD events; they’re just … special. It’s pure magic when women come together to celebrate women en masse.

Come alone, bring a friend or buy a table - just don't miss out on the limited tickets! Head to the link in @businesschicks now.

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