When it’s time to pass around the collection basket, congregants in some Zimbabwe churches can now donate with plastic instead of cash. It’s a way to cope with the country’s liquidity crisis, but some people find the new practice jarring.
ZANU-PF, Robert Mugabe’s political party, has been in power in Zimbabwe since 1980. Now that the president has resigned, young citizens are running for seats in parliament, hoping to improve the lives of Zimbabwe’s youth by introducing progressive policies.
Mexico’s prison system is notoriously corrupt, as many around the world have learned from stories of escapes by drug kingpins from maximum-security prisons. But when a friend or family member goes to prison, ordinary Mexicans are pulled into a system that forces them to surrender to an array of unavoidable bribes to provide the most basic services.
Facing their country’s abiding job and cash shortage, some Zimbabwean youth have turned to farming indigenous crops in their backyards to make a living. In the country’s climate, raising the crops isn’t difficult – but convincing consumers to choose their product over more cost-effective processed food is a different story.