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.
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.
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.
Zawadi Kambale Kasumba, a veterinarian and chicken farmer, feeds hens in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. In the Nande community, the largest tribe in the surrounding area, chicken meat is served during special occasions, such as weddings or when guests visit.
Henriette Ngaramire, left, and Coralie Nabintu play in a wheelchair basketball tournament in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The tournament was held to evaluate the athletes’ performance, promote parasports and wheelchair basketball, and encourage team spirit after the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano on May 22 forced the athletes to pause activities.
Jeannot Katembo Ndamasani prunes an avocado tree in his aunt's field in Luofu, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Farmers cutback the branches during the growing season to keep the tree from shading out other crops.
Philippe Kamosi, a volunteer, hammers nails to help build houses in Munigi for residents who lost their homes when a volcano erupted in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The volcano, which erupted in Kibati on May 22, displaced 400,000 people.
Justin Paluku Mukule trims Ramazani Ghislain’s beard at a salon located in the Kinawa neighborhood in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ghislain says he goes to a hairdresser every seven days to have his hair and beard shaved.
Marguerite Tuliya carries a mattress and other supplies she received at the Mudjoga shelter in Democratic Republic of Congo. The Police Women’s Network, part of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC, is supporting residents affected by the Nyiragongo volcano eruption, which occurred on May 22.
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.
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.