In Quetta, a woman called Sherbano lives in a rented two-room house with her three children. She has an unorthodox job, working as a whitewasher. The team across her during a visit to a partnered government school. To supplement her husband’s income as daily wage labor to provide for her children’s school fees, Ms. Sherbano began working as a whitewasher.
With her first paint job, she earned PKR 600 (8.50$) over three days, which went towards her children’s education. She supplements this income by stitching and sewing clothes at home, and hopes to one day open her very own boutique business. Ms. Sherbano’s story is the story of every woman who rejects the notions of ‘the work a woman can do,’ and thinks: Yes, I can do anything I want to.