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Northern Iraq's All Female Car Wash

Iraq Female Car Wash

This Kurdish woman is challenging stereotypes with her carwash business. The company only opened 2 months ago in Sulaimaniya, Iraq. It's become popular with female drivers who feel uncomfortable taking their cars to male dominated garages.

The company is providing income to a team of women in a region hit by a budget crisis. An economic boom in the autonomous region came to an abrupt halt in 2014. Baghdad slashed funding to the Kurds after they built their own oil pipeline to Turkey and began exporting oil independently.