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Children as an Investment

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Some people in Zambia consider children as an investment. The more children you have the secure you retirement is. This is because, one or more of the children might be successful and take care of you in your old age. In Western Culture, having one or two children is common, because children tend to be expensive. How do poor families in Zambian villages afford to have 6 or more children and never complain about them being expensive? Our Cultural Warriors look at this question and explain the cultural crash experienced by Zambia immigrants in the diaspora.