Sara Bahayee is believed to be the first female taxi driver in Afghanistan.
She drives her taxi in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh province. Bahayee has a point to make: “Women have the right to work. When I started to drive a taxi, people stared and laughed at me. But gradually they got used to it, and their attitude towards me improved.”
She also works as a part-time teacher in a local school. There is no shame in earning an honest income for your family.