Without funding from abroad, the organizers could well be destitute like most others. But with soaring costs and the increased number of people, Keith said it has become difficult to sustain the program. Because of his work in another town Webster stays with friends during the week and comes to Sammy on the weekends.
He grew up on a very large farm that produced tea; the business was so large it was listed on the once-respectable Zimbabwe stock exchange. Law on criminalisation of same sex also creates problems for this community. I asked him about Chat to gay men in Zimbabwe current economic situation and if his import company or the tea company faced any threats from the government.
We got a lot of negative publicity—but here we still are.
In fact, Webster got married years ago and had a child but is now separated from his wife. I see God in me and I love myself. I also meet my clients online. The music calms after 45 minutes as quiet amplified prayer talk spreads over the congregation, followed by preaching about the good book and exhorting the godly Jesus-filled life.
Unlike Sammy and Webster, she and Millcent have had some trouble with living together. For Munashe, now 29 years old, it was not because he was looking for a ticket to his next meal as is usually the case in such circumstances; he simply wanted a cellphone.