Zimbabwe is a country of about 12.5 million people in south eastern Africa. In recent years, the country has suffered from a high level of food insecurity and hyperinflation along with political unrest. International sanctions are currently in place for specific markets and businesses within Zimbabwe. The economy is based on mining and agriculture, though crop production in last decade has fallen greatly from former levels. Unemployment has risen to around 80% while the life expectancy of the people remains one of the shortest in the world. With many challenges, Zimbabwe is a country where much change is needed.