Why not treat your mum to a cash gift on mothers day?
A new survey from leading online international money transfer service WorldRemit reveals how the estimated 3 million Kenyans living abroad celebrate their mums on Mother’s Day.
The just released WorldRemit survey of customers sending money to Kenya reveals:
When asked who they send money to, 66% of those that responded said they send money to their mums in Kenya.
When asked when they last met their mother, 44% of those who responded said they haven’t seen them for at least 2 years.
99% of those who send money to their mothers celebrate Mother’s Day.
80% of those who celebrate Mother’s Day do so by sending their mother money.
Of those respondents who send their mom money for Mother’s Day, 84% also give their mum a call and 50% also send her a gift.
Last year, the Kenyan diaspora sent home over $2.7 billion, making remittances one of the top forex earners for the country.
Sharon Kinyanjui, Head of East and Central Africa at WorldRemit, said: “Mother’s Day is an important time for 3 million Kenyans living abroad to show their mums that they’re thinking of them. Our online money transfer service makes it easier to send money to your mom this Mother’s Day. Customers can make transfers at any time from anywhere with just a few taps on their smartphones. We also deliver notifications to you and your mom when the money has been sent and received to help you stay connected at every stage of the money transfer journey.”
To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, WorldRemit is offering new customers zero fees on their first transfer if they use the code MDAYWR when making payment.
WorldRemit’s app and website make sending money home as easy as sending an instant message. Kenyans living in over 50 countries, including the USA, the UK and Canada, can send money in a few taps directly from their smartphones, without having to travel and pay expensive fees at a money transfer agent.
For recipients in Kenya, WorldRemit offers a variety of convenient ways to receive money, including mobile money, bank deposit, cash collection at over 700 locations across urban and rural areas of Kenya, and mobile airtime top-up.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, she shared a photo of her mother and mother-in-law, appreciating them with a warm message that read; “To my mother and my mother-in-law, You are strength. You are fire. You are love. Thank you, God bless you. God keep you. Happy Mothers Day to you both and to all mothers out there 👑❤.“
Janet Mbuga also took time to talk about the joy of being Huru’s mother, with an adorable photo while holding the boy and a caption that read; “My munchkin; nothing gives me more honour than being your mother and your friend. I thank God for you everyday 👶🏾💕”
The stunning journalist didn’t forget to thank the father of her child, Eddie Ndichu and hubby, for being with her through her journey, as she shared her gratitudes for Mother’s Day;
On my gratitude list for #MothersDay2017: 1. I’m grateful to be able to share this journey with Huru’s father #MothersDay #GratitudeList #IAmMotherhood.
The other people she appreciated on her gratitude list was moments she shared with family, her son’s grandparents, friends who became family, cousins, and all her aunties.
Mothers are special gifts from God. They are the pillars of our families and we are proud of them. Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day worldwide, here are some of the heartwarming messages Kenyan celebrities have for their mothers and spouses.
From Lilian Muli to Collins Injera, read through the sweet words
“My mum, my friend the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love you and you are the best..uko na deni yangu ya 250/-. Happy Mother’s day”
2. Janet Mbugua
“To my mother and my mother-in-law,
You are strength. You are fire. You are love.
Thank you, God bless you. God keep you.
Happy Mothers Day to you both and to all mothers out there ????❤,” Janet posted accompanied by this photo of her mother and mother-in-law
3. Kathy Kiuna
“Help me wish a happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing mother. She’s done a great job. Mum nobody beats you. You are by far the best mama ever. Love you to the moon and back.”
4. Khaligraph Jones
“I appreciate all mothers love them. Happy Mothers Day.”
5. Kalekye Mumo
“Happy Mothers Day to this amazing woman Mummy, Ruth Mumo aka Mama Kalekye aka RM aka Madam Sir… she was tough and no-nonsense but look at me now, it paid off…. and to all the mothers out there you are a blessing.”
6. Dr Ofweneke
“For the times you pinched me without anyone noticing. Sending me to get you a remote control that is only 2 seconds away. For ensuring that we eat “chapatis” every Saturday and Sunday. For praying for us even when we have failed exams. For waking up even at 3 am just to receive dad yourself. For trusting that I could do what I do today making people laugh and being my first ever fan. MOMMY YOU ARE THE BEST!!! As a family we celebrate you. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY Mrs.Sande Oyolo.”
7. Calvo Mistari
“She’s had my back since day one. Happy Mother’s Day Mum. Mungu azidi Na Baraka kwako ????????????’
8. DK KwenyeBeat
“I never get worried, I never feel disappointed. I never feel ignored. I know you are here for me always! Lots of love on Mothers Day to my dearest mom!”
“My mummy…today I celebrate this amazing woman of God, mother, wife, my mentor, my best friend ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ …Happy Mother’s Day ???????????? to all the mothers…be blessed.”
10. Betty Kyallo
“Happy Mother’s Day to all heroines out there.”
12. Lilian Muli
Mummy, you are my best friend. I Love you more than ‘Love’. Happy Mother’s Day and to all you mummies out there, you rock!
13. Kanze Dena
“There is power when you spend time on your knees in prayer!..nothing, nothing but prayer can sail us through every situation we face in life. It is said the prayer of a mother availeth much! Today as we are celebrated in the world I urge us to continue spending time on our knees for our husbands, marriages, children, homes, ntercessor . work of our hands. Our religious leaders…Our nations! For a better tomorrow. NOTHING, NOTHING BUT PRAYER… HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL MUMS AND MUMS TO BE!”
14. Rev Lucy Natasha
“Happy Mothers to my biological mother, Pastor Wanjiru and to all present & future mothers.intercessor.Thank you for the wisdom you have invested in me and my siblings. I love & cherish you, mum. Live Long Mama Tasha.”
15. Andrew Amonde
“To a wonderful new mom. Happy Mother’s Day! I don’t say it nearly enough times but thank you for all you’ve done, thank you for my first son TJ and everything you still do. I love you to the moon and back.”
“#HappyMothersDay to all responsible mothers out there who have held us down over the years even when we didn’t deserve it.”
17. Big Pin
“My mum has made it possible for me to be who I am..Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence..#mothersday __❤️❤️❤️ #Madrespect#Madluv.”
18. Collins Injera
“You are a kind hearted, wonderful, dependable, strong woman who means so much to our family that you know, you have been an awesome wife and a brilliant mother we are lucky to have you. Happy Mothers Day, babe.”