Monday, 18 July 2016

Somalia's 43-year-old first female presidential aspirant Fadumo Fayib looks 15 years younger

Fadumo Dayib wants to be Somalia's first female president.

A mother of four, she  has already received death threats but is not letting it stop her from running in the upcoming elections, which are due to be held this year.

Fadumo was born in Kenya to Somali parents. As a child, her family was deported back to Somalia, but when civil war broke out shortly thereafter they were forced to leave again, ending up in Finland.

She didn't learn to read and write until the age of 14, but went on to earn masters degrees in health care and public health. It was through her work with the United Nations that she realized she wanted to do more to help the people of Somalia.

She recently graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

What's the secret of her youthful look though? She can pass for a lady in her 20s, right?

Here's her campaign video: