Selina Tembo, a spiritual healer, cuts wild plants to use as traditional medicines in Lusaka, Zambia. Traditional herbs are popular among Zambians, despite a wave of Christianity that discourages their use. Tembo says she tries to connect with spirits as she searches for treatments, and that her white robe signifies purity of the spirit.
Mayito Patrick, a sculptor, paints a finished sculpture of a goose at his workshop in Masaka, a city in southern Uganda. He displays work at the space, called Richiex Art Gallery, on a stage known as the Welcome Stage.
George Choto weaves a chair at a shopping center in Harare, Zimbabwe. He and his colleagues sell woven chair sets for 1320 Zimbabwean dollars (around $121). Choto says business has been slow because of the current economic situation, but he and his colleagues keep pushing because it is their only source of livelihood.
Julie Mombi lies on the exam bed while nurse Jucain Malisawa inserts a birth control implant in her upper arm at Tropical health center located 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Malisawa is part of an international organization called DKT, which provides family planning methods in clinics in several cities in DRC.
Young schoolgirls put together a puzzle of various types of vehicles in Kampala, Uganda. They live together in the same neighborhood, Ntinda, and often play games like this together. The girls say that the next puzzle they intend to put together will feature wild animals.
Constance Mharapara (front) and Asumta Mudanga (left) sing at Sunday mass at the Lady of the Wayside Parish in Harare, Zimbabwe. The voices of the choir, combined with drums beats and rattles, fill the church with a melodious vibe. Sunday worship here is led by a different choir each week.
In an attempt to hide their goods from police and city officials, vendors throw merchandise into the Nakivubo River in Kampala, Uganda. Since street vending is illegal here, shopkeepers say it’s the only way to save their businesses from being confiscated.
Kudakwashe Jimu, 17, carefully threads a wire through beads to make an animal doll. He learned to make dolls like this from a relative, and now sells them from his stall at a market in Harare, Zimbabwe. He also makes key rings and Christmas decorations.
Rosalia Phiri holds her nine-month-old baby Joshua as he receives a measles vaccine at a clinic set up at the Shine charity in Lusaka, Zambia. Every six months, government health workers go around communities here, immunizing eligible children and providing other health services.
Yassin Kakooza, 21, fries tilapia in a mix of cassava flour at his stall in Kyadondo, a county in Uganda’s Wakiso district. He says that this method preserves the flavor and removes the smell of burnt oil, making the fish more appealing to customers and increasing his sales.
Anywhere Shoko, 13 (left), and Aleck Majamanda, 6, fly kites in the morning before they leave for school in Harare, Zimbabwe. They make the kites themselves, using plastic and grass straws to give them a firm shape.
Salongo Kasasa Ronald uses a type of machete known locally as a panga to carve wooden cooking spoons in different sizes at his shop in Kampala, Uganda. This one, the largest his store offers, costs between 10,000 to 15,000 Ugandan shillings ($2.70 to $5).
McDonald Garaidenga trains with a boxing club at the Stodart Club Room in Harare, Zimbabwe. Classes here are provided free of charge, one of the reasons why Garaidenga says he has trained here for over a year.
Patson Sakala, an audiology technician, conducts an ear check-up on an apprehensive child at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. The Beit CURE Hospital, where Sakala works, offers free community ear check-ups in different communities around the city every week.
Kasasa Malcom, 7, stares intently at a rhino skull on display at the Buganda Tourism Expo in Kampala, Uganda. The exhibit was part of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre’s table at the event, which takes place annually to showcase the country’s cultural and natural diversity.
Tafadzwa Rusambo (front) and Domic Sirika gather juice cans that they spread out on a tarred road for trucks to run over and flatten in Harare, Zimbabwe. The two sell the flattened cans to recycling companies in South Africa for a living.
Veronique Omba secures the day’s catch of “ngolo,” or snake catfish, from the Congo River in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. For the last 14 years, Omba has woken up every day at 5 a.m. to catch fish, which she sells to provide for her family.
Nabasumba Christine takes a selfie with Francis Balalulanya at the Buganda Tourism Expo, an annual event in Uganda’s capital Kampala that showcases the country’s cultural and natural diversity. Balalulanya, who has been a beekeeper for over 40 years, came to exhibit his initiative to protect and conserve bees.