Resilient Africa: Grassroots Survive Historic Zimbabwe Crisis

Zimbabwe flag in the ground and waving in the wind along a dirt roadNo one knows the reality of Zimbabwe's historic 2008 economic crisis more than the people who survived it. In this video, Geoff Foster, a pediatrician in Zimbabwe and Firelight Advisor, talks about the the remarkable resilience of local community-based organizations and the struggle everyone faced during the highest recorded inflation rate ever recorded. Every single one of Firelight's 25 grassroots partners successfully kept their doors open, continuing to support vulnerable children while they were also struggling to live. httpv://

To learn more about the grassroots organizations that weathered the storm and how they did it, read Doors Remain Open in Zimbabwe, a previous Firelight blog post from our Director of Programs.