Jeannot Katembo Ndamasani prunes an avocado tree in his aunt's field in Luofu, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Farmers cutback the branches during the growing season to keep the tree from shading out other crops.
Charles Chikungwa, right, helps Abel Matinyarara drill a stone boulder along Simon Mazorodze Road in Harare, Zimbabwe. The smaller stones will be used to build tarred roads. In February 2021, the government declared the roads a national disaster and began repairs around the country.
Philippe Kamosi, a volunteer, hammers nails to help build houses in Munigi for residents who lost their homes when a volcano erupted in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The volcano, which erupted in Kibati on May 22, displaced 400,000 people.
Justin Paluku Mukule trims Ramazani Ghislain’s beard at a salon located in the Kinawa neighborhood in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ghislain says he goes to a hairdresser every seven days to have his hair and beard shaved.
Kennedy Maromo repairs a car’s exhaust pipe in an industrial area in Harare, Zimbabwe. Maromo has been a gas welder for 20 years, but because of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, he has fewer hours to earn money for his family.
Coach Victor Simwaba, right, instructs 11-year-old Andile Simbeya to jump over metal bars during football practice at Queensmead Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia. Simwaba devised a training schedule to keep players from having direct contact during the coronavirus pandemic.
Marguerite Tuliya carries a mattress and other supplies she received at the Mudjoga shelter in Democratic Republic of Congo. The Police Women’s Network, part of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC, is supporting residents affected by the Nyiragongo volcano eruption, which occurred on May 22.
A single bus is flagged through the Birchenough Bridge in Manicaland, Zimbabwe. The bridge, built in 1935, is in need of repairs and must be monitored to prevent vehicles of a certain weight from crossing.
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.
Ignatius Mwansa paints a molded elephant in Lusaka, Zambia. Mwansa, who has operated his business for five years, says, “I was unemployed for over three years, and I realized I have a talent that I could use to survive. So far, this has helped me look after my family.”
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.