PHOTOS: Meet Nigeria’s First Female Mechanic Who Has Built A Network Of Female Mechanics.
Sandra Aguebor is Nigeria’s first lady mechanic. Growing up in a polygamous family in Benin City, her mother actively discouraged her from following her dreams, sometimes beating her when she would be out tinkering with an engine instead of doing her chores in the kitchen.
“Our clients keep coming back – they prefer us because we are determined to be better than a lot of mechanics who take their job and their salary for granted,” she says.
Sandra’s Lady Mechanic Initiative has now spread to the north with its first project in Kano City where the response from Muslim women has been unprecedented.