Zimbabwe’s hunger

Children in Zimbabwe are fainting at school from hunger – well at least in the schools where there are teachers. The cost of travelling to their job and buying lunch is often too much for their small salaries.

At home, mum or dad might skip a meal or two so there’s enough left for the children. That’s if mum and dad are still around. Zimbabwe has the greatest number of AIDS orphans per capita in the world.

If mum and dad are still around, dad might have sold his farming tools that he used to farm his small patch of land with so he could buy a little food for the family. If there’s just mum, she might have been forced into sex work, because with no money, fallow fields, no jobs and a broken economy, how else do you get money to feed a family?

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