Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Even teachers are homeless in Zimbabwe

Shantytowns in the developing world are diverse communities -- home not only to the poor but to professionals and civil servants. In Kenya, I knew social workers, successful entrepreneurs, and even government functionaries who lived in squatter areas. In India, I knew successful merchants and policemen who were squatters. This article from the Zimbabwe Standard (via allAfrica.com) points out that teachers were among those who lived in Zimbabwe's shantytowns and were made homeless by Operation Murambatsvina.

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