Happy Mothers Day – African Proverbs About Mothers

A happy Mothers day to all mothers on the African continent. Mothers who have to wake up at dawn to get the children ready for school, walk 10 kilometer to fetch water to cook, have to survive in war thorn country, mothers who have to work in the farm fields to make $1 a day.

We appreciate the hard work and scarifies you are making.

Happy Mothers Day.


A silly daughter teaches her mother how to bear children.”
– from Ethiopia

“A child does not laugh at the ugliness of its mother”
– from Uganda

“He that has never traveled thinks that his mother is the only good cook in the world.”
– from Kenya

“The mother of a great man has not horns (i.e. she is a simple woman)”
– from Kenya

“We are born from the womb of our mother; we are buried in the womb of the earth”
– from Ethiopia

“Even if a baby seems unpleasant to look at, his mother never refuses him”.
– Bamoun proverb, Bamoun is spoken in Cameroon.

“A mother is like a kernel, crushed by problems but strong enough to overcome them.”
– Congo proverb

“Mother is God number two.”
– Chewa, Malawi proverb

“Your mother is still your mother, though her legs be small.”
– Chewa, Malawi proverb