Sisters *Frances, Mabel and Harriet have always been close but certainly didn’t predict that they would be spending their twilight years living in the same retirement complex, entirely dependent on charity.
All three had careers doing jobs they enjoyed and led busy and full social lives.
They saved hard and planned to travel together and see the world when they retired.
That dream was cruelly crushed when they lost everything in Zimbabwe’s economic crash.
“Our savings literally disappeared overnight along with our dreams of cruises and visiting museums in Europe.”
The three sisters now live just minutes from each other in tiny cottages in a retirement complex in Bulawayo.
The sisters take comfort from each other and try hard not to dwell on their situation.
“If it wasn’t for ZANE, we’d be in the gutter. We’ll never forget how well you’ve treated us – we’ll be eternally grateful.”
* Names and images have been changed for security reasons.