Marko Phiri is a freelance journalist based in Zimbabwe. He has written for numerous Catholic publications including The Tablet, The Irish Catholic and America Review. He is a published author whose work also appears in the Kalahari Review.

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Catholic sisters bring early childhood education to Zimbabwe's rural areas

A congregation of Indigenous nuns in Zimbabwe runs early childhood education schools in Lupane, filling a gap in a poor rural district long left behind in the country's development agenda. 

Q & A with Sr. Mildness Chinake, caring for refugees in Zimbabwe

Despite grabbing global attention for its own crises, Zimbabwe hosts refugees from across Africa. At the Tongogara Refugee Camp, Carmelite Sr. Mildness Chinake is a project director with the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Franciscan sisters' hospital prepares as COVID-19 looms in Zimbabwe

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe - Mater Dei Hospital, established by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood in 1953, has mobilized resources to boost its ability to admit COVID-19 patients.

Q & A with Sr. Gertrude Sibanda, on the frontlines of maternal health care in rural Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, more than three-quarters of the population lives in rural areas with poor infrastructure and nonexistent roads. The lack of services critically affects expectant mothers in rural areas, who have difficulty getting to necessary health services before and during birth.