Culture

Owning It

A photograph of the author, Jason Woods.

By Jason Woods

November 23, 2018

Owning It
Esther Musonda feeds her cows.
Esther Musonda feeds her cows.

“You know, I never used to dream of having a piece of land. It’s really something that I’m proud of. Because now I’m a landlord.”

– Esther Musonda

For Esther Musonda and her family, life was a series of struggles before receiving a cow from Heifer Zambia. Musonda and her husband couldn’t harvest enough food to eat, paying for school for the children was impossible and poor nutrition led to constant illness in the household. A cow solved all of these problems. Now the family earns enough money selling milk to invest in a rental property, which brings extra income on a monthly basis.