Egyptian scooter driver Eman Al-Adawi wants to start an all-woman app
Do you want to support a strong and determined woman who is breaking down barriers in Egypt? Meet Eman Al-Adawi, one of the few women riding scooters on the busy streets of Giza. Eman has been driving her scooter for a few months now, taking female passengers who feel uncomfortable hiring male drivers.
Reuters first shared the story of Eman. She has been so successful in the last few months that she’s planning to launch a new app-based business with an all-women team, including female instructors and mechanics, that goes against harassment and a way to face the devaluation of the Egyptian pound which affected the economic conditions in the country.
“I learned how to drive the scooter easily because I used to ride a bike so I get how to balance,” Eman told Reuters.
Eman’s story is truly inspiring. Despite the conservative culture of Egypt, she was determined to learn how to ride a scooter, knowing that it would be a popular and cheap means of transportation. Thanks to her previous experience riding a bike, she quickly got the hang of it and started offering rides to women who felt more comfortable with a female driver.
Not only is Eman providing a valuable service to her community, but she is also earning money to support her family. As a 36-year-old woman in Egypt, opportunities for employment can be limited, but Eman has taken matters into her own hands and created her own business.
“When I used to ride the bus it was full of people so I used to sit by the window to get away,” she said. “Now on my scooter I’m in the air, it’s all window.”
Now she wants to take things to the next level with a new app-based service that will provide safe and reliable transportation for women by women. Imagine the impact this could have on the lives of countless women in Egypt who face the daily struggle of finding safe and affordable transportation.
So let’s support Eman and her vision for a better future for women in Egypt. By supporting her new business, we can help break down barriers and empower more women to take control of their lives and achieve their dreams. And who knows, maybe one day we’ll see more women on scooters flying through the streets of Egypt with the wind in their hair and the world at their feet.