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Zimbabwe builds stronger homes

Zimbabwe builds stronger homes

TONDERAYI MUKEREDZI FOR Florence Panda, the best thing about her new house in eastern Zimbabwe is not the modern design or the size, big enough for her family of nine. It's the fact that the house is built with cement bricks and mortar, so it should stay standing through a major storm - unlike her last home. Panda, 34, lost her previous house in Ndiadzo village, in Manicaland province, when Cyclone Idai tore through Zimbabwe in 2019, destroying an estimated 50,000 homes. Built from farm bricks - made locally from anthill soil - and pit sand mixed with water, the house…
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