The Egyptian Sissi Abu Dawh married very young, at the age of 16. She was pregnant when her husband died.
After giving birth to a daughter, the young woman had to earn her living to be able to take care of her child.
But in Egypt, women were not allowed to do any work and Sissi decided to disguise herself as a man to be able to find a job and feed her child. It was an incredible sacrifice.
So, for 40 years, transforming herself into a man, the devoted mother worked for her daughter, even when the child grew up.
During these years, Sissi carried out several jobs and it was her mother-in-law who took care of the little girl.
At first, she worked as a worker on a construction site. She kneaded concrete and carried bricks for construction. Then, the woman began to work in the fields, harvesting different crops.
By getting used to such work and earning money, the woman was able to build her own house.
Now she cleans shoes at the train station and earns just one dollar a day.
All her life, changing into a man, currently also, she continues to dress like a man, although now she is not obliged to pretend to be a man.
Sissi was awarded an award by the Egyptian government for her maternal feat. And, after all, she became popular in the country and in social networks.
Despite her 69 years, with the help of journalists, the courageous woman obtained a license and works for the well-being of her family.