Our CEO and Founder, Aminata Conteh-Biger, addressed the nation at the National Press Club on 25th May.
Her talk was full of emotion and raw vulnerability as she inspired the audience with her tragic story, and made her brave plea in asking for help to support the Foundation in saving mothers' and babies' lives in Sierra Leone.
To continue to save lives, we now need:
1. Sustainable giving in the form of corporate sponsorship, regular donations and workplace giving
2. Connections and contacts: access to people in networks who believe in our work
3. Diversity budgets and workplace giving in governments, mining companies, pharmaceuticals, doctors, obstetricians, and midwives.
4. Professional pro-bono service offerings
5. Support the Foundation by buying Aminata's book Rising Heart and, engaging Aminata as a keynote speaker
We are at the end of this financial year. We urge you to consider using donations to our foundation as a tax incentive. There are a number of ways you can support.
The mothers and their babies of Sierra Leone need your help more than ever. That's a simple and honest fact. They need your support as they navigate the health and livelihood impacts of the pandemic, and move FROM SURVIVAL TO REBUILDING.
Your donation can do so much!
• Workplace giving: a monthly donation
• $1000 - can pay FOUR midwives salaries for a month
• $500 - can ensure five women receive care for the duration of their pregnancy and birth
• $250 - can pay a whole salary for one midwife per month
• $100 - can provide wraparound care and education for a teenage girl
• Corporate philanthropic partnership - sustainable giving and corporate social responsibility initiatives
• Sponsorship of a specific project
• Safe transport for mothers
• Resources and equipment for midwives to provide ante-natal care and diagnostic support.
DID YOU KNOW? The lifetime risk of dying while having a baby in Sierra Leone is 1 in 17. That is about 500 times more dangerous than having a baby in Australia where the same figure is 1 in 8,700. The country has been ranked third lowest in terms of the Mothers’ Index, which assesses the well-being of mothers and children.
We are one with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as they commemorate World Refugee Day today!
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.
Learn more about World Refugee Day by visiting https://www.unchr.org
The organisation focuses on safe delivery and provides the best quality maternal health services, along with the creation of sustainable communities by educating women and giving them the right tools to empower themselves.
None of us would be alive if it were not for our mothers. Every mother and every baby deserve a safe and quality childbirth. Help us achieve our goal of ending preventable maternal and infant deaths in Sierra Leone. 💛
In a country where the lifetime risk of maternal death in Sierra Leone is 1 in 17, one of the highest in the world, our vision is simple. And that is to end maternal and infant deaths during childbirth in Sierra Leone due to poverty.
Click the link in our bio to take part in this life-changing cause.