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 gives a behind the scenes look at filming in rural Zambia and working with families that have received these amazing gifts.

Maybe you’re feeling especially generous after watching this? Whether you’re in New Zealand, the US, France, Australia or elsewhere, ChildFund is likely working in your country so you can make a tax-deductible gift to someone like Perina this season.