The Development of Zimbawe

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Little has been documented on how Zimbabweans who left for other countries have helped in the development of Zimbabwe, especially after the year 2000 crisis. Zimbabwe’s ‘global citizens’ have been the major providers in aiding Zimbabwe for emergency and development, playing a constructive role in improving the lives of its citizens as a whole (Mbiba, 2005). They are able to provide for and give the relatives and friends they left behind, a better life through opportunities they have found in these ‘new homes’. These Zimbabwean ‘global citizens’ are able to provide for their families back in Zimbabwe during this crisis through the transferring of money, property buying, funeral insurance and more offered by service companies and agencies that link contact between borders. They are able to achieve this through academically qualified jobs, unqualified service jobs and informal trading markets. According to studies conducted in 2004 by the Home Office of the United Kingdom, Zimbabwean communities living outside their country “are likely to have on average, better academic qualifications than the host community and other African communities” (Mbiba, 2005:84). During the 2007-2009 major economic crisis in Zimbabwe it became harder to send money home because of the increased burden of shortages of basic commodities; remittances sent to relatives and friends in Zimbabwe were expanded to goods such as clothing, foods and other basics (Mukwedeya, 2011).
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