A home that is its community

The Melfort Old People’s Co-operative of Zimbabwe
  • Andrew C. Nyanguru


Historically, respect for the elderly was a core value in the cultures of the people living in modern Zimbabwe. Older people had a clear role to play within the rural community and the responsibility of local villages to provide for the physical and emotional security of the aged was recognized.


Local Village Domestic Service Residential Care Facility Structural Adjustment Programme Emotional Security 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993

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  • Andrew C. Nyanguru

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