What you see here, and indeed most of urban and peri-urban Zimbabwe, is the informal economy at work.
One resolution to the problem of youth financial inclusion in East Africa lies in slowly changing youth’s and banks’ perceptions of self-employment and loans.
When nearly three-quarters of the country lives in poverty, it’s not a lack of ideas or drive that can hold back young business owners. It becomes a question of money.
Editor’s note: This blog post was originally posted on the YouthTech blog, which is hosted by new IYF partner Child Youth Finance International.
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