Manica

The town of Manica, in the Manica province of Mozambique provides the context for all GDM expressions. No Development should be considered without a deep understanding of local history, socio-economic, geography and culture.
Manica has over 40 000 inhabitants, but still has a small town feel, since 60% of the population do not have running water or electricity.
The official Language is Portuguese although most locals also speak Chimanhica, a dialect similar to Shona.
Manica was famous for gold trading up to 350 years ago and today the mines are being rejuvenated.
Since Manica is only 20km from the border of Zimbabwe, there are strong cross-cultural influences and movement.

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