18-year-old woman surprised many by becoming Somalia’s first mechanic

What boys can do girls can do! Meet 18-year-old girl who became Somalia’s first female mechanic

Her dream was, however, not to be mechanic, but circumstances forced her. 

She has been under sharp criticism, but that has never stopped her from doing her job Who would have thought that a young girl could become mechanic in Somalia? 

In a country where such jobs are preserved for men, it was simply inconceivable. 

But it happened. Nasra Haji, an ambitious 18-year-old girl from Hiran made history by becoming the first ever female mechanic in Somalia. 

“I specialize in repairing different types of cars -- luxury cars, bullet proof cars, and pickups. Sometimes I service trucks when they are brought to the garage,” she says. 

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