Aminata from Sierra Leone

Mother from Sierra Leone adopted daughter of her sick sister!

Aminata with her daughters, Jebbeh (left) und Mary (right) at the market
Aminata with her daughters, Jebbeh (left) und Mary (right) at the market

Dear Desert Flower Foundation,

My name is Aminata Juana and I run a small market stall. I live with my children in Freetown in Sierra Leone. Since I was abandoned by my husband when I was in the second month of pregnancy, I am now a single mother and have two daughters. One of them is Mary who is my own child and the second one is Jebbeh – my adopted daughter.

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Greetings from Safa

Safa - The fighter

Safa – our fighter with her little sister Khadija
Safa – our fighter with her little sister Khadija

I am very happy about my little sister and I will fight for her. She will never be cut!

LOVE from Djibouti
Safa

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Khadija is born

Safa’s joy at her newborn sister

“I am very proud of my little sister and love her so much!” – Safa
“I am very proud of my little sister and love her so much!” – Safa

Dear Desert Flower Foundation,

I would like to share my joy with you! We have a new family member. My mother gave birth to my little sister Khadija just a few days ago. This little Desert Flower is healthy and cheerful. She does nothing but sleep and eat. Sometimes she also cries, but then my mother takes her in her arms and she is calm again.

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13 year old Anita

Exceptionally gifted girl saved from FGM by Desert Flower Foundation

Anita, our gifted little Desert Flower
Anita, our gifted little Desert Flower

Dear Desert Flower Foundation,

I would like to introduce my niece to you today. Anita Jabu Sesay is now 13 years old. She was born to an insane mother who abandoned her and left when she was a baby. She has proven to be extremely intelligent ever since she was a little girl. Her family, however, could not afford the school for Anita.

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DFF in the press

Desert Flower Foundation featured in "the Lancet’s" article

One of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals, the Lancet recently published a compelling article about Female Genital Mutilation. Desert Flower Foundation and its activity were described as one of the most influential in the international movement against FGM.

Read the whole article here.

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