Bitcoin & Co – Miss Aurra, Zimbabwe: Bitcoin Changed My Whole Life
Today’s episode is the start of a new series about Bitcoin in Africa. I have been traveling to Zimbabwe and Botswana in February 2020 to find out if and how Bitcoin is known and used there. When I left the African continent at the beginning of March it was unclear how the pandemic is going to change the economical situation of countries that were already in a deep crisis like Zimbabwe or Nigeria and how it would affect the adoption of bitcoin in Subsaharan countries. With the upcoming episodes I want to give you insights into African nations such as Senegal, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa. This episodes topic is Zimbabwe. My guest is Miss Aurra Kawanzaruwa. She is a digipreneur and the principal of St. Anne’s school in the country’s capital Harare.
Current situation in ZimbabweMonetary repercussionsGovernments ban of EcoCashShortages of basic supply goodsCorruption and mismanagement Zimbabwean Lives Matter movementCoronavirus situationSchool shut down and distance learningHer first experience using bitcoinTranslating „Bitcoin Money“ book to ShonaGetting into trouble for using BitcoinHow Zimbabweans use bitcoin