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.
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.
Josephine Nakafeero, a creative designer, paints a tire to make a chair in Kamwokya, Kampala District, Uganda. Nakafeero advocates for the environment by making eco-friendly, sustainable products and upcycling tires into decorations such as pouf seats and wall planters.
Tebusweke Julius makes a clay flowerpot at the Kawato Clay Factory in Busiro, Wakiso district, Uganda. Because of a construction boom, clay flowerpots and vases for both outdoor and indoor decoration are in high demand.
Saddam Hamba paints a hospital bed at the Pearl View Medical Center in Kiwanga, Mukono district, Uganda. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many health centers and hospitals are acquiring hospital beds to accommodate more patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From left, Laurean Dumba, 11, Leticia Segawa, 12, and Jackie Atuhaire, 12, braid the hair of Lucy Nakawala, 11, under a neighborhood mango tree in Entebbe, Uganda. Since schools are closed due to the coronavirus, the children’s parents have begun to teach them skills to help them in the future – and keep them busy now.
Lawino Brenda, 12, helps her mother make papyrus mats in Kigo, a neighborhood in Uganda’s Makindye Ssabagabo municipality. She makes about 10 mats a day and sells them for 5,000 Ugandan shillings ($1.37) each.
Daniel Enebeli, founder and CEO of biotech startup Protein Kapital, explains how he uses black soldier flies to convert food waste into high-value protein for livestock and fish foods in Kiwanga, a town in Uganda’s Mukono district.
Nambooze Vanesa, 5, blows on the fire that he and Semuguuma Shaban, 5, are using to prepare a dish known as tokotoko in Nsumbi village, in Uganda’s Wakiso district. Tokotoko is sometimes used as a game to teach children how to cook.
Farouk Kasozi applies cement to a home in Nsumbi, a village in Uganda’s Wakiso district. Kasozi says that although construction work has continued after the three-month coronavirus lockdown, jobs are limited.
Mawe Mawe, a musician, rehearses outside his home in Kitukutwe, a neighborhood in Uganda’s Wakiso district. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Mawe has turned to tailoring clothes to earn an income.
Seggujja David planes wood planks to make items like tables and stools in Kampala, Uganda. Due to the coronavirus, workplaces in Kampala were asked to limit the number of employees who come into work at the same time. Here, the six employees take turns in the workshop.