The Surge of Faith Based Organizations in Postcolonial Zimbabwe

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1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY There has been a surge of Faith Based Organisations in Postcolonial Zimbabwe. FBOs have contributed positively to the Zimbabwean society although they have been over looked and little study has been done concerning these organisations, only secular organisations have been well studied and thus unfair on the part of FBOs. FBOs are hinged on a religious backbone in the work that it is involved in unlike Non Governmental Organisations which have no religious attachment to it. Both FBOs and NGOs maybe involved in the same work ie advocacy or Humanitarian assistance but they differ when it comes to religious tie. It is however argued that FBOs are a form of NGOs as they all focus on development and offering…show more content…
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