From the Field

What children around the world would give their moms for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day: Pedro in El Salvador would like to give his mom all his love for Mother's Day.

It can be so hard to decide what to give your mom for Mother’s Day. So this year, we asked some children we work with what they would give their mothers if they could give them anything in the world this Mother’s Day.

Their answers range from sweet to practical to downright silly, but all are filled with heartfelt appreciation and love. Here’s what they had to say.

El Salvador

Mother's Day: Pedro in El Salvador would like to give his mom all his love for Mother's Day.

Pedro, 11, is a World Vision sponsored child in El Salvador. When asked what he would give his mother, Irma, for Mother’s Day, he said, “I would give her all my love, my feelings — she deserves all my heart. For four years, since my father died, my mother has been a mother and father to me. I am getting ahead [in school], and I am a good child.” (©2017 World Vision/photo by Katia Maldonado)

Syria and Lebanon

Clarita is a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon and wants to give her mom everything beautiful in the world.

Eight-year-old Clarita, registered in World Vision’s sponsorship program, is a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon. If she could give her mother anything for Mother’s Day, she says, “I would get her everything beautiful in the world.” Stretching her arms open wide, she adds with a smile, “I love my mother just as much as she loves me, and it’s this big.” (©2017 World Vision/photo by Josephine Haddad)

Dominican Republic

Ismael in the Dominican Republic wants to give his mom a refrigerator.

A World Vision sponsored child in the Palmera area of northern Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 9-year-old Ismael says, “If I could, I would give a refrigerator to my mom — and lots of love. I want my mom to have many years. If I could, I would give an SUV to my mom.”  (©2017 World Vision/photo by Juan Pablo Ramirez)

Lebanon

Hadi wants to give his mom a cat for Mother's Day.

Hadi, age 9, is a sponsored Lebanese boy who would like to buy his mother a cat for Mother’s Day. “She is crazy about cats. We already have one, but I would buy her another so she can give it a weird name like she did with the first kitten.” He continues, “I would tell her that she is the smartest person I know, and the best mother in [the] world.” (©2017 World Vision/photo by Josephine Haddad)

Sierra Leone

Sebenele in Sierra Leone wants to give her mom a cell phone so she can talk to her dad.

Eleven-year-old Sebenele is in grade 6 in Sierra Leone. When asked what she would like to buy her mother for a gift, she said a cell phone. “She will use it to call my father. My father works in South Africa and visits once in three months. My mother’s phone is old, and sometimes she cannot receive calls,” she says. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Sahr Kemoh Ngaujah)

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