Goats and donkeys
Just an example of how we can help as photographers; Tokkie is a bushman that worked as a well known tracker for many conservation legends in the park like Elias Le Riche, Dawie De Villiers and Prof Eloff amongst others and I have personally had the honour of spending time with him in the bush sleeping between the Lions and fixing fences and windmills. Tokkie took a package when Elias Le Riche retired. Around 2017 and I purchased a few goats and donkeys for a bushman that is from the original families discovered in the Park by the Le Riches and his wider family when I discovered that they were staying in the dunes with basically no support besides the government grant bordering the Kalahari gemsbok park. A simple agreement was drawn up next to the fire that basically stated the goats that were from the original stock belongs to us and we will share all the newcomers. They could eat a goat whenever they were hungry and had to. Knowing I would not or wasn't intended to expect returns I watched the situation and supported them financially from time to time as for them not to eat all the goats. Today there are much more goats especially after the good rains and they haven't been hungry most important. The family is growing and their grand children now need school uniform and related. The donkey car that is used to collect water 5 km away constantly breaks down to mention but a few obstacles. The kids and grand children must also be transported to Welkom 12 km's away from their dune hut. Clothing, old cell phones and things we take for granted can help them.