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Most Harare residents have turned to self-employment as the unemployment rate remains high.

Despite their efforts to source their own income, the majority are earning way below the food basket which stands at US$562 as of September 2013.

The picture story is a snap survey of how much some Harare residents who ply their trade in the high density suburbs of Glen View, High fields and the CBD earn from their jobs.

All pictures by Boldwill Hungwe

Constance Sinachinge earns US150 from selling fruit and vegetables
Constance Sinachinge earns US150 from selling fruit and vegetables. All pictures: Boldwill Hungwe
Daniel Munemo earns US300 per month form mending tyres.
Daniel Munemo earns US300 per month from repairing worn-out tyres.
Fadziso Tuvira earns US200 per month from selling died Kapenta in Glen View, Harare.
Fadziso Tuvira earns US200 per month from selling Kapenta.
Joana Mangove has a family of four and earns US70 a month from selling-airtime.
Joana Mangove has a family of four and earns US70 a month from selling-airtime.
Martin Chabwera earns US300 from selling firewood and roasted maize cobs.
Martin Chabwera earns US300 from selling firewood and roasted maize cobs.
Tawanda Munemo a cobbler earns US $48 a month.
Tawanda Munemo a cobbler earns US $48 a month.
Tedious Shumba earns US400 per month by reparing bicycles.
Tedious Shumba generates US400 per month by repairing bicycles in Glen View, Harare.
Tendai-Mhizha-earns US700 per month by selling pre-owned refregerators.
Tendai-Mhizha-earns US700 per month by selling pre-owned refregerators.
The woman who runs the tuck shop earns her income from selling mobile top up cards.
The woman who runs the tuck shop earns her income from selling mobile top up cards.
Thimothy Fata earns US40 a month from selling Maputi and roasted-nuts.
Thimothy Fata earns US40 a month from selling Maputi and roasted-nuts.

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