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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melinda Hungwa steams her throat and nose, which she believes will prevent the coronavirus, at her home in Harare, Zimbabwe. She puts vapor rub, ginger and garlic in hot water and covers her head with a blanket, breathing in the steam. Since Zimbabwe has recorded an increased number of coronavirus cases and deaths, people have attempted various ways to protect themselves, including steaming.
Clement Madi Makonde adds some finishing touches to one of the wood carvings he made while at the Mutare Farm Prison in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Makonde, who was imprisoned in 2014, says he spends most of his time making his art, which includes door mats, handbags, hats and wooden cooking utensils.
Dorothy Chishiri cuts dried branches from the shrubs around her home in Rusike, a rural area east of Harare, Zimbabwe. Chishiri says firewood is scarce in this part of the village and at times she has had to walk more than 20 kilometers (12 miles) in search of firewood.
Robert Sango welds scrap metal to make a Scotch cart in Harare, Zimbabwe. Scotch carts are used to transport heavy loads. Sango, who has been in business for more than 10 years, says his major clients are farmers who buy after being paid for their produce, but because of a cash shortage in the country, business is in short supply.
Stacie Mashaya, 12, writes in her notebook in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital city. Schools were closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus, but Stacie's school opened to offer lessons for the students who are currently writing their year-seven exams.
From left, friends Felix Mutaurwa, 14, Tatenda Mukandatsama, 15, Tapiwa Chitenderu, 15, and Tanaka Danza, 14, play a miniature game of pool. Danza made the pool table at his home in Mutare, Zimbabwe, and charges a fee for anyone who would like to play.
Leonard Chidodo trims 7-year-old Tino Chiwato’s hair under a lemon tree at his home in Harare, Zimbabwe. Chidodo says business has drastically dropped during the coronavirus pandemic, and he now operates from home to avoid paying rent for his barbershop in town.