This submission is from Junior Gwitirwa, who started working with ASAP Zimbabwe in January 2003 as a "tea girl". With ASAP's help, Junior has attended various computer courses and is now helping out with general office work and as receptionist at ASAP's office in Mutare. She shares this insight into daily life.
Life in Zimbabwe is now like a very tough journey,
Only the toughest will get going.
It is like climbing a very steep mountain,
And only those with tight, grip shoes will reach the climax.
But, most of the people are falling on the way.
We cannot find basic commodities in the shops but,
We can only find them on the streets, fetching very high prices,
This is not affordable to most of us,
Only those with tough pockets will afford.
Prices of basic commodities are going up every day, day and night
The value of our Zimbabwean dollar is deteriorating.
To worsen the matter, we cannot get cash in the banks
Cash withdrawals are now very limited, due to this,
The amount of corruption in