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.

She has built a network of female mechanics that is spreading from city to city, and training former sex workers, orphans, and victims of trafficking to be mechanics. Sandra believes that women are better suited to high quality, technical work on motor vehicles.

“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.

Students at the Lady Mechanic Initiative in Lagos, Nigeria, work on cars in their open air workshop.



Elizabeth Ekwem works with another trainee at the Lady Mechanic Initiative in Lagos, Nigeria.


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  1. mummyp says

    dat’s wonderful

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