Resilient entrepreneurial poor in urban housing by the homeless people in Chimanimani post-Cyclone Idai disaster in Zimbabwe

  • Bernard Chazovachii
  • Leonard Chitongo
  • Jacob Tagarirofa
  • Cassiano Rukomwe
Keywords: entrepreneurial, poverty, homelessness, Cyclone Idai, resilience, institutional sustainability

Abstract

Despite the homelessness escalated by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani town in Manicaland province, in Zimbabwe, entrepreneurial poor continued with their resilience in accessing affordable housing in urban areas. In spite of these efforts, little has been theorized on the homeless entrepreneurial poor strategies in accessing low cost urban housing in urban areas. Therefore, it is against this backdrop that the paper seeks to explore the resilience theory and how it informs entrepreneurial poor in accessing housing, institutional resilience and household transformation in post disaster situations, the national housing policy and how it accommodated the entrepreneurial poor in Zimbabwe and lastly how assets and transforming structures and processes contributed to the transformation of the entrepreneurial homeless households into a secure, vulnerability free and more secure Chimanimani town.

Published
2019-11-30
How to Cite
Chazovachii, B., Chitongo, L., Tagarirofa, J., & Rukomwe, C. (2019). Resilient entrepreneurial poor in urban housing by the homeless people in Chimanimani post-Cyclone Idai disaster in Zimbabwe. The Fountain: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 3(1), 45-56. Retrieved from http://journals.cuz.ac.zw/index.php/fountain/article/view/150