The perfect last-minute Mother’s Day Gift
8 March 2018
Becoming a mother for the first time brings about all sorts of emotions and learning experiences. Unity from Zimbabwe explains how feeding her son was her biggest worry.
A useful present for Mother’s Day
A gift that makes two mums happy? We have a gift that makes Mother’s Day truly special for your mum and two other mums - and their babies - around the world.
CAFOD’s Healthy Mum and Baby World Gift provides access to medical treatment for pregnant mothers and newborn babies, and also gives extra food for children who are at risk of becoming malnourished.
And, this amazing present can be delivered almost instantly!
Your loved one will receive an instant gift this Mother’s day, and the UK Government will double your gift, at no extra cost to you. So your present will make twice the difference to mums and babies in need.
Feeling alone as a new mum: Unity’s story
Becoming a mother for the very first time is a life changing and amazing experience. It can also be scary and tiring. That’s why so many parents in the UK join classes and groups that provide moral and practical support.
But Unity, 20, in Zimbabwe, felt very alone after giving birth to her son Twalumba. She was worried he wasn’t growing enough.
“I had difficulties feeding,” Unity explained. “My child was so small, I held him any way I thought. But the milk spilled out his mouth or came out his nose. He wasn’t growing as fast as he should have been. It was very painful to see him suffer.”
Twalumba was at risk of becoming severely malnourished. But, because of donations from people like you, a new mums group was set up in Unity’s village so that all Mothers have a place to learn and care for their children.
Donations towards our Mother and Baby Gift and Lent appeal between Shrove Tuesday 13 February and Saturday 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government, up to £5 million, making double the difference.