Nomakhosazana “Zana” Ncube based in Bulawayo – the arts capital of Zimbabwe runs a start-up, which sculpts Nguni cowhide into couture fashion. Zana is the Creative Director of A Tribe Called Zimbabwe, an artisanal fashion enterprise that is moulding ornaments out of hides thrown away from beef abattoirs.
Rather than relying on traditional aid donors when disaster strikes, individual Zimbabweans have been stepping up to the plate, says Ray Mwareya.
A largely unknown South African band is blazing the trail for African a capella in Europe and Asia.
With no external source of funding and support, Anoziva Marindire has succeeded in teaching girls to code, opening up prospects in the job market and in their communities that they never had before.
Despite being a trained chemical engineer, Rudo Mazhande struggled for years to use her skills. Now her soap-making business is creating jobs and serving the needs of her community and beyond.
Zimbabwe’s microfinance banks have begun accepting cattle and other livestock as collateral to enable entrepreneurs in rural areas to obtain startup finance for their projects.