What we do Where we work Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Located in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe is a landlocked country with a population of approximately 16 million people and a GDP per capita (PPP) of around US$2000. Zimbabwe achieved independence in 1980 after a 15 year civil war, but suffered from severe economic turmoil between 2000-09, largely as a result of the government’s policies and economic mismanagement. Despite its vast mineral reserves, Zimbabwe remains impoverished. Read more about Zimbabwe here. BWA UK supports a project in Zimbabwe called Shinga Development Trust, which you an read about here.