"I usually operate along Togdheer Street and I earn 10,000 Somaliland shillings [US$1.60] daily, but there are some days when I don't make anything.
"My family lives in Abaye settlement of Ga'an Libah District of the capital. In total, we are 11 and I help support the family as my mother and father cannot provide for all of us.
"Although I have been a car-washer for the past two years, I would give it up in an instant if I got some support to go to school. I have also worked as a cleaner in one of the restaurants here in Hargeisa.
"I think I may be the only female car washer in Somaliland and most of my clients are women, whom I like because they respect me more than the male car owners.
"Sometimes I don't get paid the same amount that a male car-washer would receive; some even tell me they have nothing to pay me; if I insist on being paid, they threaten [to beat] me.
"Moreover, the male children who also wash cars look down on me, telling me: 'You are a girl, you don't deserve to wash cars'."