Zimbabwe rebuilds rural homes to withstand climate change

Harare, Zimbabwe

For Florence Panda, the best thing about her new home in eastern Zimbabwe is not its modern design or size, big enough for her family of nine.

It’s the fact that the house was built with cement bricks and mortar, so it should stand during a major storm—unlike her last home.

Ms Panda lost her previous home in the village of Ndiadzo, in Manicaland province, when Cyclone Idai swept through Zimbabwe in 2019, destroying an estimated 50,000 homes.

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