Top ten charity gifts to give this Mother's Day

News1 January 2022
In South Sudan, Yerkow is now growing from strength to strength. Photo: Samir Bol / Concern Worldwide
In South Sudan, Yerkow is now growing from strength to strength. Photo: Samir Bol / Concern Worldwide

This Mother’s Day celebrate the strong, loving, selfless women in your life with a gift that will help improve the lives of mums living in extreme poverty.

1. Water Pump

Eliza says her family’s life has now completely changed! Photo: Chris Gagnon
Eliza says her family’s life has now completely changed! Photo: Chris Gagnon

Splash out on a pump this Mother’s Day and you’ll help farmers like Eliza irrigate their land all year round – allowing their crops to flourish and produce healthier harvests. They'll not only grow enough to feed their family but the surplus can be sold at market to earn an income.

2. Radio

Grace, 26, with her radio at her home in Mlolo, Malawi. Photo: Jason Kennedy / Concern Worldwide
Grace, 26, with her radio at her home in Mlolo, Malawi. Photo: Jason Kennedy / Concern Worldwide

A sound Mother’s Day gift. In Malawi, communities like Grace’s are vulnerable to cyclones, floods and earthquakes. But a radio lets Grace access weather updates so she can better prepare herself, her children and her community ahead of time.

3. Home Essentials

Jeanne improved hygiene in her home, thanks to these essential items. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith
Jeanne improved hygiene in her home, thanks to these essential items. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

A gift that will bowl her over this Mother’s Day. Plates, bowls, cutlery, pots and pans. Imagine you didn't have these items at home? What would you cook with? What would you eat from? This set of basic household items will completely transform a family's mealtimes enabling them to cook and eat hygienically – helping mums like Jeanne protect their children from the spread of disease.

4. Six Chickens

Lemlem Tesega sets the pecking order for her chickens in Ethiopia. Photo: Nick Spollin
Lemlem Tesega sets the pecking order for her chickens in Ethiopia. Photo: Nick Spollin

The perfect gift for any Mother Hen. By shelling out for six chickens you can help a mum, like Lemlem Tesega feed her son all year round. One hen can lay up to 250 nutrient-packed eggs a year. So, imagine the impact of six! That’s a well-rounded breakfast every morning with plenty left over to earn an income for other necessities.  

5. Emergency Food

In South Sudan, Yerkow is now growing from strength to strength. Photo: Samir Bol / Concern Worldwide
In South Sudan, Yerkow is now growing from strength to strength. Photo: Samir Bol / Concern Worldwide

A life-changing Mother’s Day gift. All parents want their children to grow up strong and healthy. But for families living in poverty, it's hard to get the nutritious food they need. Packed full of vitamins and minerals, these sachets of peanut paste can be life-saving for a malnourished child. Just £26 today could provide one month’s worth of therapeutic food for children at our nutrition clinics. This gift has saved thousands of lives over the years – and by buying it for a loved one, you will too.

6. Four ducks

Nhkonde, eight, shows off one of his newly hatched ducklings in Malawi. Photo: Jason Kennedy
Nhkonde, eight, shows off one of his newly hatched ducklings in Malawi. Photo: Jason Kennedy

Wish her a quacking Mother’s Day. If you thought chickens were great, get a load of ducks – their eggs are larger and hold more nutrients. They also help to protect a family’s crops by gobbling up as many as 200 pesky, crop destroying locusts a day whilst out on their waddles.

7. Goat

Chiny, four, and Simone, the family goat, in Gambella, Ethiopia. Photo: Kieran McConville
Chiny, four, and Simone, the family goat, in Gambella, Ethiopia. Photo: Kieran McConville

The perfect gift from any kid this Mother’s Day. A single goat can provide both soil-boosting manure and litres of nourishing milk. On top of that, when they breed, their kids can be sold to neighbouring families so they can benefit too. You can't bleat that!

8. Eco stove

Jennifer is happy she can now cook for her five children more efficiently and hygienically. Photo: Jason Kennedy
Jennifer is happy she can now cook for her five children more efficiently and hygienically. Photo: Jason Kennedy

The hottest Mother’s Day gift. These compact contraptions help mums like Jennifer cook all types of food quickly and hygienically. They can be used to boil water to clear bacteria which makes a huge difference to their lives. They also burn wood more efficiently than traditional stoves which means that families don't deplete their wood store so quickly and so can also help to preserve forests.

9. Bike

Jennifer Maganizo’s bike is a life-saver. Not only does she use it to transport her vegetables to market, but it cuts the journey time to the nearest hospital by seven hours. Photo: Jason Kennedy
Jennifer Maganizo’s bike is a life-saver. Not only does she use it to transport her vegetables to market, but it cuts the journey time to the nearest hospital by seven hours. Photo: Jason Kennedy

For a wheelie great Mum. When the closest hospital is hours away on foot, having a bicycle in an emergency can save precious time. It also makes transporting products to market easier, so mums like Jennifer don’t have to put the brakes on their income.

10. Sack Garden

Senowara’s sack garden is a true source of joy. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Senowara’s sack garden is a true source of joy. Photo: Concern Worldwide

Bag yourself this unbeleafable Mother’s Day gift. With limited resources, it’s hard for families living in poverty to get enough food. But this gift will lettuce provide a mother with the seeds, training and equipment she needs to grow a garden full of varied vegetables, giving a family an all-year-round nutritious food source! An unbeleafable gift for a Plant-tastic Mum!

Gift-wrap a brighter future for a family living in poverty this Mother’s Day

NFI materials being distributed by Concern in masisi, DRC. Photo: Kieran McConville/Concern Worldwide

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