Demand is up among women who crave this peculiar dish and the number of vendors in Bulawayo is rapidly increasing. One local man, Prince Ndlovu, digs up and sells a wide assortment of colors and flavors.
Yoga, a practice that originated in ancient India, is a growing trend in Zimbabwe. The capital city, Harare, now has 12 studios. Tendai Angela Jambga is one of the nation’s youngest black female instructors. She is offering free yoga sessions to women with endometriosis and to facilitators from a children’s rehabilitation home as a way to give back to the community.
The twenty-year civil war with the Lord’s Resistance Army led to the abduction of children, some of whom were later subjected to sexual violence. As a result, many children who were born in captivity do not know their paternal lineage, and hence suffer rejection and discrimination. But churches, NGOS and cultural institutions are trying to equip them with income-generating skills and psychosocial counseling, in addition to reuniting them with their families.