Global Press Journal reporters carry their cameras as they work and live. The moments they capture highlight human connection across the globe.
Mukono District, Uganda
Evelyn Nakabuye weaves strips of T-shirts into a carpet in Sonde, Mukono, Uganda. Nakabuye, who studied handweaving at university, incorporates kitenge, or African fabrics, and recycled cotton into her designs.
Ignatius Mwansa paints a molded elephant in Lusaka, Zambia. Mwansa, who has operated his business for five years, says, “I was unemployed for over three years, and I realized I have a talent that I could use to survive. So far, this has helped me look after my family.”
Pachawo Mudiwi holds a winnowing basket, which removes chaff from millet, in Bikita, Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Mudiwi takes advantage of a windy day to prepare the family’s harvest for storage.
Farai Mabiza wears a Spiderman costume to attract customers to toy merchandise displayed on his car in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mabiza says his business has not been lucrative during the coronavirus pandemic since toys are a luxury for some.
Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda
Nsubuga Julius repairs a gate at a home in Nansana, Uganda. People have been advised to stay home during coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Kavugho Mawazo weaves raffia threads into a mat in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. These mats, which take up to three weeks to make, are used in burials for members of the Nande community.
Kudakwashe Marimanzi, a member of Zimbabwe’s air force, prepares to lift debris from a helicopter that crashed into a home in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe. The crash killed all three on board and an 18-month-old resident of the home.
Luanshya, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
Abel Mwansa, 13, crushes stone to sell in Luanshya, a town in Copperbelt Province, Zambia. Due to lost income because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mwansa says he has to earn money for his family.
Kawanda, Wakiso district, Uganda
Proscovia Kirabo, 9, removes bottle top rings to make a rope in Kawanda, Wakiso district, Uganda. Proscovia sells the recycled-plastic ropes and says she’s happy she doesn’t need to buy them to play with anymore.
Luanshya, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
Oswald Mpande makes a reed mat in Luanshya, a town in Copperbelt Province, Zambia. Mpande says Luanshya has few employment opportunities and the mat-making skill he learned from his father has helped him earn a living.
Sheila Namara, a visual artist, creates an indoor design element at a workshop in Lungujja, a neighborhood in Kampala, Uganda.
From left, Godknows Recha, 13, Simbarashe Mubango, 5, Muponesi Muridzo, 11, Bornlove Guda, 9, and Promise Muridzo, 11, play a board game called “tsoro” in Shona as they wait for a meal at a food center in Devonshire, a neighborhood in Sakubva, a suburb of Mutare, Zimbabwe. The center provides food for children whose guardians cannot afford school fees or meals at home.
Goma, North Kivu, DRC
Ngabo Olivier, 15, collects remnants of his family home after it was engulfed by lava when Mount Nyiragongo erupted near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Proud Muridzo, 13, plays with an old car tire in a suburb of Mutare, Zimbabwe. Proud says he and his younger brother play games outside because they don’t want some of their peers who aren’t going to school to introduce them to drugs and alcohol.
Umaru Kakeeto,15, fixes an air compressor machine at a small roadside mechanic shop in Lubugumu, a village in Ndejje, Wakiso district, Uganda. Umaru will train in the shop for three months before enrolling in a vocational school in August.
Tapiwa Ndahwi cuts sugarcane into pieces to plant at a farm in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe. After harvesting, the farm will supply the sugarcane to local companies that process sugar.
From left , Everine Kavugho, Kavira Kibwana, Marigeritte Rembeka and Kyakimwe Hangi prepare beans for a pre-wedding ceremony in the Kikimba district of Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. Fried beans are a popular food at ceremonies in the region.
Kuda Matemadanda adjusts his rod while fishing at Mutirikwi River in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Matemadanda, who has worked as a gardener at this plot of land by the river for 20 years, enjoys fishing on his days off.
Kasibante Eldad plasters the exterior of a new home in the Kawempe division of Kampala, Uganda. Affordable housing is in demand as people move from rural areas to the capital city in search of better living conditions.
Elson Matorofa installs flooring in a building in Harare, Zimbabwe. Matorofa says he hopes the number of coronavirus cases continues to decrease because lockdowns have affected his ability to work.
Jules Muhindo Nzondero removes the hair from a cowhide at a tannery in Kahandabale, a district of Kayna, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nzondero is learning how to tan, which is the process of treating animal hides to produce leather goods.
Nakato Mugabi, 3, practices boxing at Ella Martial Arts Academy in Ndejje, Wakiso district, Uganda. Coach Kigozi Abbey, who also coaches boxers at a national level, founded the academy in 2015.
Wilson Simfukwe makes toy cars from used spray-paint cans alongside Thabo Mbeki Road in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital. “I have sold more toys during the coronavirus pandemic than ever before, because children are usually home and they need to be kept busy,” Simfukwe says. “And these toys are durable, hence a lot of people love them compared to plastic toys.”
Twinbless Kutsiwa, 10, plays a game called nhodo in Harare, Zimbabwe. She places small pebbles in a hole, throws a bigger pebble in the air, then tries to pull the pebbles out of the hole in time to catch the bigger pebble.