Jake Lyell
Video Production | Still Photography

Visual Storyteller

Unlocking Potential – Senegal

Published on December 22, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Video | 0 comments

A seedling that doesn’t receive enough water and sunlight in it’s infancy cannot grow into a fruitful tree. In the same way, a child who doesn’t receive love and proper care cannot realize his full potential as an adult, should he be fortunate enough to survive into adulthood. ChildFund’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program in […]

Your Daily Dose of Vegetables

Published on November 2, 2013 in Assignment, Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Video | 0 comments

My latest video piece, which I shot for Lutheran World Relief, has given me premonitions of giving it all up and moving out to the country to be a farmer. That’s easier done than most people seeing as how I already live in Africa. Mina seems to like the idea. She used to only farm […]

Gifts That Grow

Published on December 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 32 comments

What a difference a goat or two can make! That’s the story told in the above video I produced for ChildFund New Zealand, which promotes the annual ChildFund Gifts That Grow catalog. Who knew a goat had the power to beat malnutrition, send a child to school, even build a new house? Below, yours truly […]

Dam That River

Published on October 29, 2012 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How can a family earn income when most of their time is spent meeting the most essential of needs? How can an entire village or town develop if all its inhabitants face this same problem? As with other things, water does not grow on proverbial trees, but neither does it run through municipal pipelines in […]