Dhaka’s only female rickshaw driver, Sumi Begum, pulls passengers through the streets of the city, breaking traditional gender roles while supporting her daughter.
She really is a tough cookie.
The rickshaw is the most common public transport in Bangladesh. And its capital Dhaka - home to an estimated 800,000 rickshaws - is known as the world’s capital city of rickshaws. Every day, an estimated 7 million rickshaw trips are made in the city, that’s nearly double the output of London’s underground.
The drivers or pullers of rickshaw's are all men. The concept of a woman doing such a job is nearly unheard of.