Pictured above: Harare Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda begins work in Mbare at a ceremony with the Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation (uMfeladawonye).
The partnership between the Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation and the City of Harare was formalized today at a groundbreaking ceremony in the high density neighborhood of Mbare.
Mbare was formerly known as Harare, until the neighborhood’s name was adopted by the entire city. It is made up of 28 dilapidated and overcrowded housing estates, and a multitude of backyard shacks. It is the starting point of an ambitious project that partners local government and slum dwellers with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.