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2007.07.26
* Children orphaned by AIDS in Zimbabwe struggle to survive
Shoot Country: Zimbabwe
* 10 Jul 2007

Once things were brighter here; there were jobs and fathers and mothers. Disease and death wrecked all that. Now, it is their frail and aging grandmother who is the centre of their lives. Some of her seven grandchildren are not well. Some are not at school. 13-year old Lillian is strong and studious. She’s had to grow up fast.
SOUNDBITE: Lillian Zuze – Age 13: "My dad started coughing, then he went to the hospital, the doctor said he had TB. When my father died, my mother woke up and ran away. I started crying, my granny said I mustn’t cry, she said I’ll take care of you.”
Lillian and her cousins are not alone. One in every four children in Zimbabwe is an orphan; the highest percentage in the world. Help has trickled in. Through donors, UNICEF is now helping half a million orphans, ten times as many as two years ago.
But new hardships have meant that some, like Granny Mwale, have fallen through the cracks. And Lillian had taken on a motherly role, taking the lead, making sure the younger ones follow her example. It’s a long walk to her school, where she takes charge again, as prefect. Zimbabwe’s once fine schooling has taken strain. A decade ago, every child had a book. Now, it’s one book between 10. In Lillian’s class, besides those who not are orphaned by HIV/AIDS, many are vulnerable anyway.
[natsound classroom: “if your father is dead or your mother is dead, raise your hands”]
A flagging economy has lead to even greater needs.
SOUNDBITE: Ignatius Jack Mukombwe: Headmaster – Cheza Primary School: "I don’t want to put it all on politics, politics may play its part but what we are looking at here is children are suffering because their parents are no longer there.”
Despite losses, despite all, life goes on. There’s no turning back.
SOUNDBITE: Lillian – Age 13: "My granny takes care of us, she loves us too much.”
Above all, is the strength and support of the traditional extended family that keeps Zimbabweans going.


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