It’s been nearly 40 years since Zimbabwe gained independence, but the war still haunts the northeastern part of the country. Despite demining efforts, active land mines riddle the area, threatening local farmers’ livestock and families.
This enormous apartment complex has been overcrowded and under-serviced for years, but some people who live there say they don’t plan to move, even after the city closed a portion of the complex due to a cholera outbreak.
In Zimbabwe’s capital, many children rely on daily meals offered by neighborhood drop-in centers. As center administrators struggle to provide consistency despite the crumbling economy, they wonder privately how much longer it will last.
As Zimbabweans continue to cope with an unstable economy, greenhouses are popping up in backyards in both urban and suburban areas. Amateur farmers now provide produce to local markets and earn a consistent income.
In Zimbabwe, legal tender can take the form of U.S. dollars, bond notes, EcoCash, mobile wallets and a pseudo-currency called RTGS. As their values rise and fall throughout each day, there’s real money to be made from trading money.
Doubts about Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections drove many opposition supporters into the streets to protest, and the military promptly cracked down on the unrest. The bullets fired on those days have left lasting damage.