Yusara lives with her elderly husband and young son in a rural village outside of Nablus, Palestine. She keeps things running at the small toilet paper factory she owns with her husband. It’s her job to fix the heavy machinery, oversee production, as well as deliver goods all over the West Bank.
Yusara learned to fix machines by observing the mechanic who used to do the job. Now she is fixing them and saves thousands of Shekels a year for her family.
Watch this film and follow Yusara in her truck as she cuts a distinct figure in her village, where a woman’s place is traditionally in the kitchen. She often encounters difficulties on the roads due to long queues and searches at Israeli checkpoints or dangerous, badly maintained highways.
Join Yusara as she shares her life as a Woman in Work.