When you educate a man, you feed his family;
When you educate a girl, you educate a nation.

(Old African saying)

Mabel's Cottage Foundation

Mabel Lewis

Mabel's Cottage was the home of Mabel Lewis in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Her daughter Zainab Turay inherited the House from her and decided to use this House to shelter pregnant teenagers. This is a tribute to her mother, who during her lifetime, also dedicated herself to help other people.

A number of persons in Sierra Leone and in Netherlands consider this initiative of Zainab a great opportunity to provide teenagers in Sierra Leone a perspective for a better life. Together with her, they want to commit themselves to this cause. Therefore, the foundation Mabel's Cottage was established on May 7, 2014.

The Mabel’s Cottage Foundation aims to improve the position of teenagers in Sierra Leone. In particular, vulnerable, single, pregnant teenagers and their child helping them to build a future and to become financially independent.

Our target group are teenagers (13-19 year old) in particular. We carry out our support by providing shelter and care to these women for 18 months during and after their pregnancy. In addition, they receive a basic (vocational) training and eventually they receive support in setting up their own businesses if they are capable.

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Situation and plans of Mabel's Cottage in Sierra Leone

Our mission as the stichting is that Mabel's Cottage in Sierra Leone is a success story of self-sufficiency, in the housing and care of the teenagers and their babies and the education of the teenagers, through the bakery, the peanut sales and the cooperation with other local...

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Water Well

In connection with the agricultural project, M.C. The Netherlands decided to have a well built. Now is the rainy season in Sierra Leone, but at the end of Ju...

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