Medical Assistance for Zimbabwean Pensioner

When Meg* was rushed to hospital with crippling stomach pain last year a scan revealed a large tumor which was seeping through her stomach walls. The dreaded word peritonitis was a reality, her stomach wall had ruptured and the doctors said Meg’s chances were very small. Thanks to a niece in South Africa who had...
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Enjoy the Celebrations! Congratulations Zimbabwe!

Please consider giving ZANE a Google Review – It would mean so much to us. Click here to post your review. To fellow Zimbabweans, ex and current, and to all our ZANE donors and friends, it has been a momentous week for our beloved Zimbabwe culminating in the resignation of Robert Mugabe. It has been wonderful...
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Zimbabwe Pensioners Double Tragedy

Jane* and Greg* left the retirement home where they were renting a small cottage five years ago. They left because they couldn’t afford to stay there anymore. It was one of many moves they had been forced to make as Zimbabwe’s economy collapsed and repeated currency devaluations left their private pension and life savings completely...
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Zimbabwe Pensioners Have Savings Stolen By Their Own Children

Seven years ago Paul* and Leslie* sold all their worldly possessions and sent the money to Paul’s daughter, Lynne*, (from his first marriage) in Tanzania. The economy was very unstable in Zimbabwe at the time, companies were closing, banks were going into liquidation and fearful that they would lose everything, Paul and Leslie thought it...
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Zimbabwe Pensioners Who Have Lost Life Savings

When I saw Barry* recently I could tell that something was wrong; he had dark rings under his eyes, his face was gaunt, cheeks sunken and every now and again I heard him groan in pain. When I asked him discretely if he was OK, Barry at first looked away but when I persisted he...
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Poverty in Zimbabwe – Pensioners Who Have Lost Everything

Mary* used to be a hair dresser, hardly making enough to survive, living with her in-laws, sharing a room with eleven others. Old sheets served as room dividers and were Mary’s only privacy. When there were no more hairdressing customers, Mary took to the streets of the city, selling old clothes on the pavements, trying...
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