Who Is Kiran – The Hijabi FOODPANDA Rider Who Is Now A Social Media Hero
Last week social media was abuzz about the photo of a woman in a traditional hijab sitting on a motorbike while working as a delivery rider for foodpanda. The person featured in the photo is Kiran (last name omitted for privacy reasons), a resident of Karachi.
Kiran joined foodpanda Pakistan as a delivery hero 6 weeks ago. Since joining the fleet, she has completed over 100 successful orders. Coming from a conservative family, Kiran was a stay at home mom, who is passionate about supporting her family financially.
I was happy to the roof to see that my Foodpanda Rider was a WOMAN! I couldn't contain my excitement and asked if I could take her picture to post on Facebook, and show everyone that women CAN do JUST ANYTHING! More power to you sister. You're doing a commendable job!♥️
P.s Those of you who are SHARING IT FROM MY TL! please ACKNOWLEDGE kardain that you Shared it from my TL🙄
Breaking all stereotypes and delivering happiness during these testing times, Kiran says, “People forbade me from working as a female rider, narrating horrendous accidents. My father however helped me stand tall, encouraging me to follow my passion. It’s not easy to be a female rider in a country like Pakistan but by the grace of Allah all the customers have been extremely sweet and respectful towards me, asking if I need food and water.”
Social media support for Kiran has been incredible!
Shoutout to strong women, breaking toxic societal stereotypes for a living, and keeping their religion intact. May we raise brave women, may we be them❤️ pic.twitter.com/qOC4cpVPHO
— Komal Salman (@komallsalman) July 6, 2020