Emmanuel Chabarwa siphons water from an irrigation canal to water his maize field in Buhera, Manicaland, Zimbabwe. Chabarwa says irrigating crops with river water has helped him and other community members farm year-round.
Panashe Munemo, left, known as P-Nash, and Michelle Dube, known as Coach Bink, teach Zumba at a restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. Thrift Fit, the sportswear store that hosted the event, offers free Pilates, yoga and Zumba sessions once every month.
Kavira Haliposo displays sweet potatoes at the Buhimba market in Kikimba, Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. After collecting sweet potatoes from farmers, she sells them to buy cassava flour and necessities for her family.
Ali Kasimu, a representative for the groom’s family, offers gifts to girls dressed in gomesi dresses at a traditional marriage, known as Kwanjula, in Kampala, Uganda. During the ceremony, girls often line up to greet the groom and his family.
Steven Mwale cleans a truck tire in Lusaka, Zambia. Though primary and secondary school tuition has been free since the beginning of 2022, Mwale works during holidays to help his parents cover the cost of books and uniforms.
Charles Sambare Arufandika, right, a martial artist who trains both men and women, demonstrates a kick during a lesson in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Arufandika says martial arts have helped him manage his mental health since college.
Kavira Vahimba, right, sells taro roots to Siwasi Muvuya, center, in Kikimba, Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. Vahimba buys the roots in bulk in Luofu, a village 15 kilometers (9 miles) southwest of Kirumba, and sells them at the local market.
Rejoice Laurent, a certified esthetician, right, applies foundation to Fungayi Majaya in Harare, Zimbabwe. Laurent, who has grown her cosmetic brand during the coronavirus pandemic, promotes her foundation by giving free samples to customers
Muhindo Kalumbi, an electrical engineering technician, performs routine maintenance on a hydroelectric dam on the Lusukwe River in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. The micro-hydropower plant supplies electricity to Kirumba and the nearby village of Mighobwe.
Ismah Muwanguzi mixes Nile perch offcuts with a log at Gaba landing on Lake Victoria in Kampala, Uganda. Due to limited fish trade during the coronavirus restrictions, Muwanguzi will salt and dry the offcuts under the sun to preserve them for exporting.
Valentine Chipanga, left, takes a photo of Monica Mushaya modeling an outfit to post on social media in Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Mushaya, an accountant, launched an online boutique in 2014 and sells clothing to her followers on social media.