Global Press Journal reporters carry their cameras as they work and live. The moments they capture highlight human connection across the globe.
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.
While guarding his maize fields from monkeys, Tawanda Nyorovai passes the time by crushing stones to sell to builders in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. When the maize is ripe, monkeys become a nuisance because they search for food in the fields.
Freddy Chikwaya and his nieces Rudo Chikwaya, 12, and Mary Chikwaya, 9, warm themselves by a fire as they sell beaded necklaces near Lake Mutirikwi in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Tourists have been visiting the area less since the coronavirus lockdown began, but Freddy Chikwaya expects things to get better now that the country has started vaccinations.
Innocent Murawa paints the ceiling of a home in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s recent lockdown restricted many people’s ability to work. But individual contractors like Murawa have managed to find work painting and plastering homes.
Richard Notho Chapwanya hangs necklaces on a makeshift display at the arts and craft center in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. His business, which relies mostly on tourists, plummeted after the coronavirus lockdown began. He says he used to make $30 per day, but now he sometimes goes home with just $3 – or nothing at all.
Geaorge Kitimbili cuts the fruit from an oil palm tree on his land about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Kitimbili extracts the oil from the fruit to sell.
Orkhon Province, Mongolia
Oyunbaatar Narantsogt arranges the altar at Holy Lama Gandan Shadduvlin Monastery, the Buddhist center in Orkhon province, Mongolia, for Tsagaan Sar. The traditional Mongolian holiday celebrates the arrival of spring after a harsh winter and marks the beginning of the lunar calendar.
Boyemba Bakumi and his daughter Jeanne Gradi Bakumi, 13, paint a mural to raise awareness of malaria in Kabondo, a neighborhood in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Their mural encourages families to sleep under insecticide-treated bed nets and advertises the next public net distribution.
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.
Elisabeth Kusa prepares to carry palm leaves from her field to sell to traditional hut builders in Kabondo, a neighborhood in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Goma, North Kivu, DRC
Ombeni Hamuli, 16, works during a carpentry apprenticeship program in Kyeshero, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Hamuli lost three fingers serving in an armed rebel group in North Kivu, and he’s learning carpentry to begin his journey back to civilian life.
Mayanko Phiri, 11, left, and Linas Banda, 11, enjoy porridge at Chitemalesa Primary School in Chinyunyu, a rural area in east Lusaka, Zambia. The school’s attendance has improved after well-wishers donated meals for students.
Makindye Ssabagabo, Uganda
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.
Lucky Banda plucks eucalyptus leaves in Kabangwe, a residential area in northern Lusaka, Zambia. He will boil the leaves and breathe in the steam, a common home remedy. In the wake of the second wave of the coronavirus, most people believe steaming can prevent and cure the disease.
Anthony Mpolokoso lays a wreath to pay his last respects to Father Charles Chilinda at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital. Chilinda died of COVID-19 on Jan. 22. The national government is discouraging funeral gatherings, so St. Ignatius created a space within the church premises for mourners to pay their respects without gathering.
Tatsunga Katsiga teaches her children Rudaviro Katsiga, 11, left, and Rukudzo Katsiga, 6, at their home in Southlea Park, a neighborhood in Harare, Zimbabwe. The country went into a second total lockdown on Jan. 5 to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Schools are closed, and parents are home-schooling their children.