Beauty, an orphan, lives with her grandmother and three younger siblings. Zimbabwe is no food at home.
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This means that each day, Beauty wakes at 4am to fetch water and pound dry corn with a stick before setting off on the long walk to school. The walk to school is 18 kilometres, to and from school on an empty stomach under the blistering Zimbabwean sun.
The journey back home is unbearable too, especially knowing that there is nothing to cook. Some nights we go without food. After such nights, I cannot wake up to go to school, my body fails me.
Girls like me have to girls at home during school days to look after our siblings while the mothers are away from home, engaged in petty zimbabwe or other economic activity aimed at feeding the family.
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I do naturalist creampie gif casual jobs to get a few dollars to add to the money at home, I have no time to play. Across Zimbabwe, children are struggling to stay in school. Girls that do make it to class are trying to learn and concentrate on an empty stomach.