Saving young lives in Sierra Leone

Mentoring for healthier and safer pregnancy and birth

About the project
The problem

The problem

1 in 10 pregnant teens in Sierra Leone will die in pregnancy or around childbirth. Huge stigma means they face family abandonment and are less likely to receive proper nutrition or antenatal care during pregnancy and around the time of birth.

How do we know?
Our solution

Our solution

Local women are mentoring pregnant teenagers – helping them access antenatal care, meet other pregnant mums, reconnect with family and financially support themselves and their babies

What are we doing?
Our people

Our people

Meet our founders, mentors, mums, staff and volunteers

“It breaks my heart to see girls dying – I am so happy because this project saves lives and I can be part of that.” 2YoungLives Mentor

Meet our people