Kwaboka Kibagendi, the executive director of Jinsiangu, works at his desk in an intersex, transgender and gender-nonconforming safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. Public Radio International, 2019.

Kwaboka Kibagendi, the executive director of Jinsiangu, works at his desk in an intersex, transgender and gender-nonconforming safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. Public Radio International, 2019.

Christina, a transgender woman, poses for a portrait at Jinsiangu, an organization advocating for the well-being of gender nonbinary people in Kenya. Public Radio International, 2019.

Christina, a transgender woman, poses for a portrait at Jinsiangu, an organization advocating for the well-being of gender nonbinary people in Kenya. Public Radio International, 2019.

A mother and son harvest greens at a farm in Homa Bay, Kenya. RTI International, October 2018.

A mother and son harvest greens at a farm in Homa Bay, Kenya. RTI International, October 2018.

Vision screenings under a big top tent in Busia County, Kenya. Eye Rafiki, 2018.

Vision screenings under a big top tent in Busia County, Kenya. Eye Rafiki, 2018.

Boys play on the corner of New York Street in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya. They are part of the 185,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in the camp. Most are from Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda; all have fled war, conflict or targeted violence. Some have lived in the camp their entire lives.

Boys play on the corner of New York Street in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya. They are part of the 185,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in the camp. Most are from Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda; all have fled war, conflict or targeted violence. Some have lived in the camp their entire lives.

A portrait of Saida in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya. Separated from her parents during the ongoing war in Somalia when she was seven, Saida spent much of her childhood out of school, relying on casual jobs cleaning houses to survive. She returned to primary school as an adult and is graduating with a university degree in social work in a few months. She said she'll use her education to support other children of conflict. “I want to work for this community," she said. "They are like a family to me." October 2018.

A portrait of Saida in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya. Separated from her parents during the ongoing war in Somalia when she was seven, Saida spent much of her childhood out of school, relying on casual jobs cleaning houses to survive. She returned to primary school as an adult and is graduating with a university degree in social work in a few months. She said she'll use her education to support other children of conflict. “I want to work for this community," she said. "They are like a family to me." October 2018.

A man holds a campaign sign for presidential candidate Raila Odinga of the opposition party in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Public Radio International, August 2017.

A man holds a campaign sign for presidential candidate Raila Odinga of the opposition party in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Public Radio International, August 2017.

Supporters celebrate as incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta wins a second term as president of Kenya. August 2017.

Supporters celebrate as incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta wins a second term as president of Kenya. August 2017.

Opposition party members chant campaign slogans in support of National Super Alliance Presidential candidate, Raila Odinga in Kibera, Nairobi. Public Radio International, August 2017.

Opposition party members chant campaign slogans in support of National Super Alliance Presidential candidate, Raila Odinga in Kibera, Nairobi. Public Radio International, August 2017.

An election official wait for confirmation to begin counting votes for Kenya’s next president in Nairobi, Kenya. Public Radio International, August 2017.

An election official wait for confirmation to begin counting votes for Kenya’s next president in Nairobi, Kenya. Public Radio International, August 2017.

Sunday church choir in rural Burundi. 2019.

Sunday church choir in rural Burundi. 2019.

A boy with physical and learning disabilities is carried to his school bus at the Mary Rice Centre in Kibera, Kenya. 2018.

A boy with physical and learning disabilities is carried to his school bus at the Mary Rice Centre in Kibera, Kenya. 2018.

A spice trader in Cairo, Egypt. 2019.

A spice trader in Cairo, Egypt. 2019.

Locusts swarm the shore before an impending storm as a girl returns from washing dishes in Lake Victoria, Kenya. 2019.

Locusts swarm the shore before an impending storm as a girl returns from washing dishes in Lake Victoria, Kenya. 2019.

Karen Andenyi and her son Mark watch as construction workers excavate a new road in Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Andenyi said she isn't sure if her house will be spared from demolition. Telegraph, 2019.

Karen Andenyi and her son Mark watch as construction workers excavate a new road in Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Andenyi said she isn't sure if her house will be spared from demolition. Telegraph, 2019.

Surrounded by offerings, liquor bottles and illegal animal pelts, Shaman Bujagali speaks about his role as a religious leader and protector of the ancestral spirits residing on the Nile River in Jinja, Uganda. Several hydroelectric power dams have been built on the Nile River in Uganda in the last decade, displacing community members and angering the spirits who live in the Nile waters, he said. February, 2019.

Surrounded by offerings, liquor bottles and illegal animal pelts, Shaman Bujagali speaks about his role as a religious leader and protector of the ancestral spirits residing on the Nile River in Jinja, Uganda. Several hydroelectric power dams have been built on the Nile River in Uganda in the last decade, displacing community members and angering the spirits who live in the Nile waters, he said. February, 2019.

Fishermen bring in their evening catch from Lake Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya. October 2019.

Fishermen bring in their evening catch from Lake Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya. October 2019.

Pingu sets sail on a dhow in Lamu, Kenya. June 2018.

Pingu sets sail on a dhow in Lamu, Kenya. June 2018.

Easter portrait of Louise in Diani, Kenya. April 2018.

Easter portrait of Louise in Diani, Kenya. April 2018.

Musician  Al Church  performs his song "Savannah" for  Cody Lee Brown's  new music video in Minneapolis, Minnesota. August 2018.

Musician Al Church performs his song "Savannah" for Cody Lee Brown's new music video in Minneapolis, Minnesota. August 2018.

Savannah Smith on the set of for  Cody Lee Brown's  new music video "Savannah" with  Al Church  in Hudson, Wisconsin. July 2018.

Savannah Smith on the set of for Cody Lee Brown's new music video "Savannah" with Al Church in Hudson, Wisconsin. July 2018.

Musician  Al Church  prepares for a night scene on the set of  Cody Lee Brown's  new music video "Savannah" in Hudson, Wisconsin. July 2018.

Musician Al Church prepares for a night scene on the set of Cody Lee Brown's new music video "Savannah" in Hudson, Wisconsin. July 2018.

Caleb stands against a backdrop of posters supporting the National Resistance Movement political party in southern Uganda in January 2018.  Deployed to northern Uganda when he was 19, the former solider said he “killed many people” while fighting in the Ugandan Bush War. “But now, I’m saved,” he said. “I’m born again.” Caleb now works as a carpenter in southern Uganda.  From 1981 to 1986, Uganda was embroiled in a civil war that pinned President Apollo Milton Obote against rebel fighters led by current President Yoweri Museveni. Obote was ultimately overthrown by Museveni’s National Resistance Army and replaced by Tito Okello.  Between 100,000 to 500,000 people died in Uganda as a result of the Ugandan Bush War. Both sides were responsible for widespread human rights abuse across the county.

Caleb stands against a backdrop of posters supporting the National Resistance Movement political party in southern Uganda in January 2018.

Deployed to northern Uganda when he was 19, the former solider said he “killed many people” while fighting in the Ugandan Bush War. “But now, I’m saved,” he said. “I’m born again.” Caleb now works as a carpenter in southern Uganda.

From 1981 to 1986, Uganda was embroiled in a civil war that pinned President Apollo Milton Obote against rebel fighters led by current President Yoweri Museveni. Obote was ultimately overthrown by Museveni’s National Resistance Army and replaced by Tito Okello.

Between 100,000 to 500,000 people died in Uganda as a result of the Ugandan Bush War. Both sides were responsible for widespread human rights abuse across the county.

A Bridge Academy teacher reads from her tablet as students recite a classroom exercise at the Kingston location in Nairobi, Kenya.  Quartz , 2018.

A Bridge Academy teacher reads from her tablet as students recite a classroom exercise at the Kingston location in Nairobi, Kenya. Quartz, 2018.

A hospice patient and her daughter discuss end-of-life care with nurses in Jinja, Uganda. November 2017.

A hospice patient and her daughter discuss end-of-life care with nurses in Jinja, Uganda. November 2017.

A boy holds a bouquet of flowers in Bangkok, Thailand. April 2016.

A boy holds a bouquet of flowers in Bangkok, Thailand. April 2016.

A tuk tuk driver navigates the streets Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A tuk tuk driver navigates the streets Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Musa Gali wipes his face, which is partially covered with a large, cancerous tumor, during our final interview in November 2017.  The 46-year-old farmer and father of seven was diagnosed with ocular cancer, a potentially treatable condition in Uganda, at least, until the country’s only radiotherapy machine broke down in April 2016. There was no hope of saving him after.  “I have a lot of pain because of the breakdown of the machine,” he said, his voice growing more strained with every word. “If they had replaced it, I would not be in this situation now. I would not be suffering.”

Musa Gali wipes his face, which is partially covered with a large, cancerous tumor, during our final interview in November 2017.

The 46-year-old farmer and father of seven was diagnosed with ocular cancer, a potentially treatable condition in Uganda, at least, until the country’s only radiotherapy machine broke down in April 2016. There was no hope of saving him after.

“I have a lot of pain because of the breakdown of the machine,” he said, his voice growing more strained with every word. “If they had replaced it, I would not be in this situation now. I would not be suffering.”

Wiyol, a short distance runner, collapses after morning training in Ngong Hills, Kenya.  Originally from South Sudan, Wiyol now runs with Team Refugee, a group of athletes from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia who train in the high altitudes of Ngong Hills to prepare for international competitions like the Olympics.

Wiyol, a short distance runner, collapses after morning training in Ngong Hills, Kenya.

Originally from South Sudan, Wiyol now runs with Team Refugee, a group of athletes from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia who train in the high altitudes of Ngong Hills to prepare for international competitions like the Olympics.

Beatrice, a small scale trader, sells produce with her family at her roadside stall in Kawangware, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya.  Beatrice struggled to earn enough money to feed her children and send them to school but thanks to the grassroots initiative, which works in tandem with Oxfam GB to support low-income women working in informal sector, she is now able to afford rent, food and school fees for her children.  “Back then life was very difficult,” Beatrice said. “I often didn’t have any source of income, I depended on others and begging for help. But today I help myself.” Oxfam, 2017.

Beatrice, a small scale trader, sells produce with her family at her roadside stall in Kawangware, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya.

Beatrice struggled to earn enough money to feed her children and send them to school but thanks to the grassroots initiative, which works in tandem with Oxfam GB to support low-income women working in informal sector, she is now able to afford rent, food and school fees for her children.

“Back then life was very difficult,” Beatrice said. “I often didn’t have any source of income, I depended on others and begging for help. But today I help myself.” Oxfam, 2017.

Boat driver Kenga has a spa experience on a small island near Watatmu, Kenya.

Boat driver Kenga has a spa experience on a small island near Watatmu, Kenya.

A man watches the sunset in Lamu, Kenya. March 2018.

A man watches the sunset in Lamu, Kenya. March 2018.

Fashion shoot for Lillibare in Nairobi, Kenya.

Fashion shoot for Lillibare in Nairobi, Kenya.

Wedding portrait in Diani, Kenya.

Wedding portrait in Diani, Kenya.

Headshot for journalist Kristoffer Tigue.

Headshot for journalist Kristoffer Tigue.

A young girl searches for shells in Jambiani, Zanzibar.

A young girl searches for shells in Jambiani, Zanzibar.

Beach cleaner Bob Shaban with a handful of freshwater snails pulled from the banks of Lake Victoria in Uganda. These small snails often harbor the parasitic flatworm that transmits schistosomiasis.  RTI , 2017.

Beach cleaner Bob Shaban with a handful of freshwater snails pulled from the banks of Lake Victoria in Uganda. These small snails often harbor the parasitic flatworm that transmits schistosomiasis. RTI, 2017.

Families wait for emergency food relief at a distribution site in Baringo County, Kenya.  Kenya is one of several East African countries experiencing a severe drought leading to widespread food insecurity throughout the region.

Families wait for emergency food relief at a distribution site in Baringo County, Kenya.

Kenya is one of several East African countries experiencing a severe drought leading to widespread food insecurity throughout the region.

A portrait of Susan Wairimu, a 50-year-old baker in Kawangware, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Oxfam, 2017.

A portrait of Susan Wairimu, a 50-year-old baker in Kawangware, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Oxfam, 2017.