Working as a Ugandan welder has enabled Rahma to support herself and her sister, and even send money back home to their mother. But as a woman in an industry dominated by men, getting started wasn’t easy. 

Even some of Rahma’s current colleagues didn’t believe in her when she said. “I said yes, if you can learn that means that I will also learn! So, the guy gave me the opportunity and said: ‘if you can compete with the guys, then you can stay here and work.’ So, I had to compete with them and I'm still here, not giving up.”

Rahma now dreams of running her own business and training other young people like herself. She said: “I would love to offer training to anyone who's willing, especially the girls. I can learn today and share that opportunity with anyone."