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Why do we need to support midwives in Sierra Leone?
Midwife capacity building is critical to reducing maternal and infant mortality. Currently, the country needs a fivefold increase in the number of midwives to deliver all babies born in the country safely.
In 2019 we began a project with hands-on training, ensuring new graduates a month-long practical placement at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre under the guidance of experienced midwives. To build capacity, our program includes training midwives to also become midwife educators.
We need you to help us support these women, leading the Aberdeen Women’s Centre.
Help us spread awareness of our foundation’s work with your communities, with to goal to empower women and fundraise $25,000 to contribute towards the salary of 10 midwives.
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What’s in a name? The name Aminata means “trustworthy, faithful, honest. It comes from the Arabic world Amin “to feel safe”.
It is a very common name in Sierra Leone. Today, we share the inspiring stories of 3 women connected to the AMF who go by the name Aminata. Swipe to see all 3, read to learn their inspirational stories.
1. Our CEO and founder Aminata has chosen to dedicate her life to helping women in her country Sierra leone deliver babies safely. She is the true embodiment of her name. She provides these women with means to get to a place where they feel safe to bring a new life into this world. Aminata has shared her inspiring story in her memoir “rising heart”. She is a CEO, mother, author, speaker, philanthropist and entrepreneur with an unstoppable spirit.
2. Meet another Aminata. A graduate of AMF partner AWC (Aberdeen’s women’s center ) hostels program which trains vulnerable young mothers in health, literacy and numeracy. Aminata was such an impressive dedicated and trustworthy student that after graduating, she was asked to join the AWC in their domestics department. Today, she is a vital member of the team helping to support girls just like her.
3. Yet another Aminata. Her story shows us that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. At 16, Aminata was married, pregnant and living in extreme poverty. Now at 31, She is fluent in mandarin, has 2 university degrees and is financially independent. She knows first hand how liberating an education can be especially to young girls. She faithfully dedicates her time to supporting these young girls learn life skills while giving them a safe place to stay.
Each Aminata is a much loved member of our family and they all work hard to help realise the vision of the AMF.
Sierra Leone is one of the most dangerous places to give birth. The country has been ranked third lowest in terms of the Mothers' Index, which assesses mothers and children's well-being.
The shortage of midwives is the most significant cause of high maternal mortality. That's why the AMF's Midwife Training Program is investing in up-skilling new graduates and in expanding our safe delivery program.
Please find out more by visiting our website.
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If you ever wondered how your support impacts Sierra Leone's mothers' lives read below.
"I wonder how I would have survived without AWC. Family members abandoned me, but AWC took care of me. God bless AWC." Ramatu
We start the week with the wonderful news of the safe delivery of TRIPLETS at the Aberdeen Women's Centre in Sierra Leone.
Ramatu is 18 years old. She heard of AWC's free medical facilities via outreach and community registration and was booked in from the Goodrich community. She delivered through emergency C-section because she was pregnant with triplets. The surgery was successful, and the triplets were delivered safely.
The AWC programme team supplied her with clothing and baby food to help the family. Ramatu has now been discharged with her babies and is still benefiting from our AWC free facilities.
Ramatu was able to safely deliver her babies because of your kind and generous donations. To help us help more young women like Ramatu and her beautiful babies, please consider a donation.
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