Global Press Journal reporters carry their cameras as they work and live. The moments they capture highlight human connection across the globe.
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.
Kiwanga, Mokono, Uganda
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.
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.
Kamushwa Sunday, left, and Rubandamayonza Daniel cast a net into Lake Victoria, in Kampala, Uganda, where they hope to catch fish overnight.
Mwindiki Victoire, left, and Héritier Mumbere plow a field to prepare to plant cassava in Kasando, a neighborhood in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. Most Kirumba residents grow cassava, which is a food staple.
James Kakuru spreads mud over wattle to construct a home in Kyarenga, a village in Uganda’s Isingiro district.
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.
Chihuri Nyamwandura, left, and Isaac Mandaza drill a boulder in Harare, Zimbabwe. Homebuilders hired the pair to break down large rocks to prepare land for construction.
Cobbler Evaristo Mupindi repairs a shoe at his business in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mupindi has been a cobbler since 1987 but has seen a sharp decline in customers this year due to the coronavirus.
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.
Conrad Bwalya, in red, of the Lusaka Sharks Club tussles with David Phiri of the Alpha Hockey Club during a field hockey match at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city. All sports activities have resumed in Zambia after a long recess due to the coronavirus pandemic.
At La Victoire, a hair salon in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dalmon Katembo Ndughuta cuts Devotte Katungu’s hair while Mumbere Jacques, 2, watches. Katembo Ndughuta uses homemade products to straighten customers’ hair.
Wellington Sydney Nyon’o paints a kindergarten in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city. In Zimbabwe’s difficult economic environment, many people choose self-employment over the formal labor sector, due to fluctuation in the value of the Zimbabwean dollar. Self-employed workers get paid as they work, as opposed to receiving a salary monthly, which ensures that they’re paid the full value for their services, rather than a depreciated amount later.
Nsumbi, Wakiso District, Uganda
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.
Fisherman Jose Menga makes a fishing net by hand at his home in Kisangani, DRC, before going to a nearby river to fish.
Nanha, 3, left, and Marianne Lukulunga, 5, play outside their home in Makiso, a commune in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Schools in Kisangani are still closed due to the coronavirus.
Nsumbi, Wakiso District, Uganda
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.
Wakiso District, Uganda
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.
Gungwe, Matabeleland, Zimbabwe
Jeremiah Gwate washes his hands at the gate to his homestead in Gungwe, a village in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland South province. Gwate made the hand-washing station by wiring a plastic bottle to a stick, and he steps on the stick to tilt the bottle.
Otis Kembo installs solar panels at traffic lights in Mutare, Zimbabwe. This is the city’s second renewable energy project, after streetlights were installed last year to counter power cuts and ensure the safety of residents at night.
Gladys Matate, left, and Chipo Mandivengerei braid Tariro Nyashanu’s hair at her home in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mandivengerei says some clients do not feel safe in salons due to the coronavirus, so the pair have resorted to going where their clients feel safe. She adds that they always wear face masks to protect themselves and their clients.