What kind of a difference do goats make for a family in Zambia?

To find out, photographer Jake Lyell recently returned to visit Perina and her family in Luangwa, after first meeting them in 2012.

Despite the drought ravaging the area, Jake saw a family that was thriving.

Perina's family received goats from kind Kiwi supporters a few years ago, and have since been able to move from a mud hut into a concrete house with a corrugated iron roof. 

"The goats have been very beneficial to us. During this time of drought, when we could not farm, we've been able to breed and sell these goats - and so our family has had food to eat this year." Perina's mum, Anne

Goats make great gifts! Featured in our brand new Gifts that Grow catalogue, goats are so much more than just a cool pet! As well as providing nutritious milk to help mums like Anne feed their children, goats can be a source of income to create a sustainable future, free from poverty.

Shop our Gifts that Grow catalogue

More stories

View story archived for more