A bride and groom pose on their wedding day in Goma, the capital of North Kivu Province in Democratic Republic of Congo. Many Congolese couples live together without being married because they can’t afford a wedding. Congo Men’s Network, which works with men to end gender-based violence and other problems, coordinated marriage ceremonies for about two dozen couples by paying their administrative fees.
Kahingo Bauma Amida, a former fighter with the Patriotic Alliance for a Free and Sovereign Congo, also known as the APCLS, an armed rebel group, stands with her baby in Goma, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province. She joined the group when she was just 12 years old. She was captured by government forces and taken to a military training camp, where she lived for three years. Now 23 years old, she lives in Goma, but says she hasn’t received any assistance from the government to build her life there.
Dambar Tailor, 50, carries his sick grandson, Bikash Tailor, 12 on a path that leads from their village of Basuling in Nepal’s extreme western edge. There is no health clinic in Basuling, and no road for vehicles to reach it. Tailor, with Bikash on his back, walks for two hours to the nearest road, where the pair will board a bus to Baitadi, a larger town, to get medical help.
A bride walks down a main street in August toward a church in Libres, a municipality in the central state of Puebla. Members of the wedding party walk with her and behind her, some holding instruments and others leading horses.
Brigitte Asifiwe, 10, carries her little sister Shukuru on her back on Idjwi an island located in Lake Kivu. Brigitte brings her baby sister to visit their mother at the Bugarula port where she sells fruit so that the baby can breastfeed.