We reviewed over 200 businesses worldwide*, and have identified over 175 businesses operating in the care economy across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia who met the following 4 criteria: 
1- Geography focus: operating in project target countries.
2- Care economy impact: business activities recognize, reduce, reward or redistribute care work.
3- Proof of concept: care economy activities at least at the launch stage (none of the businesses are at concept stage).
4- Market-based intervention: already or planning to be financially profitable or to generate income in the medium term.
Most of the selected businesses operate in the regions and countries of focus, however some of them are present in other countries as well.

* Disclaimer: The data presented in the business mapping is based on information provided by the businesses and has not been independently verified

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Intercuidados

Headquarters: Colombia

Country of Operations: Colombia
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: Intercuidados is a home nursing care company founded by a professional nurse with 11 years of experience. They serve the elderly, people with limited or reduced mobility, or special caregiving needs, such as chronic diseases, postpartum mothers, and postoperative. Intercuidados guarantees all caregivers have completed technical and formal education in nursing studies, so once candidates approve the selection process, they are directly linked to being hired by the company. For those care workers who lack formal education, Intercuidados provides certificated training in health or care services to help them carry out their work safely.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Elderly-care (Ages 60 and above), Care for people with illnesses
Activities in the care economy: Provision of technology & services that train/upskill domestic & care workers (e.g. technology that links employers to domestic/care workers), Provision of affordable services that provide care & domestic work (e.g. affordable daycare services in rural areas)
Pathway to impact: Recognize, Reward

Isla Urbana

Headquarters: Mexico

Country of Operations: Mexico
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Isla Urbana is a company that strives to make rainwater harvesting an autonomous, sustainable, and resilient alternative for the water supply of the most vulnerable. Its principal goal is to promote sustainable development in water based on rainwater harvesting. Isla Urbana’s main challenge is to create solutions to reduce the amount of time spent on care and domestic work. Its main motivation is that their country (Mexico) is going through a water crisis and millions of people lack dignified and safe access to this service.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Labour saving solutions
Activities in the care economy: Provision of technology, services & policies/practice that improve condition for domestic & care worker (e.g. apps that calculate decent remuneration), Provision of affordable time and labour saving technology and products (e.g. product that makes washing, cooking more efficient)
Pathway to impact: Reduce

Jazza Centre Limited

Headquarters: Kenya

Country of Operations: Kenya
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: Jazza Centre is a for-profit social enterprise that trains and places domestic workers in Kenya. The enterprise formalizes the employment process for domestic workers by ensuring that domestic workers and employers sign employment contracts. Jazza Centre increases recognition and reward for domestic workers by negotiating fair terms of employment and skill development. It reduces the burden of care work in households through provision of trained domestic workers.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Infant-care (children younger than 1-year), Child-care (Ages 1 to 5), Child-care (Ages 6 and above), Elderly-care (Ages 60 and above), Care for persons with special needs (disabled / differently abled persons), Domestic services
Activities in the care economy: Provision of technology, services & policies/practice that improve conditions for domestic & care worker
Pathway to impact: Recognize, Reward, Redistribute

Jelper

Headquarters: Mexico

Country of Operations: Mexico
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Jelper is a web platform whose primary function is to connect cleaning professionals with users who require help with household chores reliably and securely. The company wants to address families’ reliability perceptions of cleaning employees, providing them with the correct information about cleaning professionals and training them to excel in their tasks.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Domestic services
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable time and labour saving technology and products (e.g. product that makes washing, cooking more efficient)
Pathway to impact: Reduce, Redistribute

Jio Health

Headquarters: United States of America

Country of Operations: Vietnam
Women owned / led: None
About the organization: Jio Health is a for-profit company that provides on-demand access to healthcare services such as primary care, chronic disease management, pediatrics and ancillary care services. It provides a mix of digital and physical services. As part of its digital services, it provides telemedicine and e-prescriptions. On the physical side, it runs smart clinics, has over 300 Jio-branded neighbourhood pharmacies and offers on-demand home care. The company’s services reduce the burden of care work.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: “Infant-care (children younger than 1-year)
Child-care (Ages 1 to 5)
Child-care (Ages 6 and above)
Elderly-care (Ages 60 and above)
Care for persons with special needs (disabled / differently abled persons)
Care for people with illnesses”
Activities in the care economy: Provision of technology, services & policies/practice that improve conditions for domestic & care worker
Pathway to impact: Reduce

JupViec.vn

Headquarters: Vietnam

Country of Operations: Vietnam
Women owned / led: At least 30% women in senior leadership positions
About the organization: JupViec is a platform that recruits, trains and connects domestic workers to customers in Vietnam. The company’s work has led to reduction in care work in households through provision of services by trained workers.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Domestic services
Activities in the care economy: Provision of technology & services that train/upskill domestic & care workers
Pathway to impact: Reward

Kanguritos

Headquarters: Colombia

Country of Operations: Colombia
Women owned / led: Kanguritos is an education and care agency that offers teachers at home able to tailor children’s and parents’ educational needs reliably and safely to contribute to kids’ development. Kanguritos focuses on 0-7 years old children for whom they have developed innovative tools, such as the “neurolab kits,” a toolbox with a pedagogical approach that seeks to strengthen the basic and essential elements for children’s learning.
About the organization: Kanguritos is an education and care agency that offers teachers at home able to tailor children’s and parents’ educational needs reliably and safely to contribute to kids’ development. Kanguritos focuses on 0-7 years old children for whom they have developed innovative tools, such as the “neurolab kits,” a toolbox with a pedagogical approach that seeks to strengthen the basic and essential elements for children’s learning.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Child-care (Ages 6 and above)
Pathway to impact: Reduce, Redistribute

Khema

Headquarters: Cambodia

Country of Operations: Cambodia
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Khema is a for-profit health care provider in Cambodia. The entity offers a range of medical services including home care and palliative care services. Its services reduce the burden of care work for families.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Elderly-care (Ages 60 and above) Care for persons with special needs (disabled / differently abled persons) Care for people with illnesses
Activities in the care economy: services & policies/practice that improve condition for domestic & care worker (e.g. apps that calculate decent remuneration)
Pathway to impact: Reward

Khmer Green Charcoal (KGC)

Headquarters: Cambodia

Country of Operations: Cambodia
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Khmer Green Charcoal (KGC) is a for-profit entity in Cambodia. KGC manufactures, distributes and sells high-quality char-briquettes that are made of biomass/agricultural residue. These char-briquettes are a safe and sustainable alternative to traditional charcoal. The entity’s customers are mainly women and those belonging to the base of the pyramid that use these char-briquettes as a clean cooking fuel. KGC’s products reduce the drudgery associated with wood collection and cooking for women.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Labour saving solutions
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable time and labour saving technology and products (e.g. product that makes washing
Pathway to impact: Reduce

Kiddocare Sdn Bhd

Website: kiddocare.my
Headquarters: Malaysia

Country of Operations: Malaysia
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: Kiddocare is an on-demand babysitting platform in Malaysia. It conveniently connects parents with trained and vetted Malaysian babysitters based on their preferred time and location. The for-profit company reduces the burden of care work by providing affordable and standardized home-care services.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Infant-care (children younger than 1-year) Child-care (Ages 1 to 5) Child-care (Ages 6 and above)
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable services that provide care & domestic work (e.g. affordable daycare services in rural areas)
Pathway to impact: Reduce, Reward

Kidogo

Headquarters: Kenya

Country of Operations: Kenya
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: Kidogo is a non-profit social enterprise that improves access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care & education in Kenya’s low-income communities. Kidogo supports women entrepreneurs to initiate or improve the quality of their own, community-based childcare micro-businesses. Kidogo reduces care work as parents have access to quality childcare service at the centres. 82% of Kidogo kids hit developmental goals. Kidogo kids receive health and nutrition interventions, that have also led to a 41% reduction in stunting.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Infant-care (children younger than 1-year), Child-care (Ages 1 to 5)
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable services that provide care & domestic work
Pathway to impact: Recognize, Reward, Redistribute

Kiidu

Headquarters: Thailand

Country of Operations: Thailand
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman, At least 30% women in senior leadership positions
About the organization: Kiidu’s model empowers domestic workers and care givers with jobs and helps parents find personnel such as nannies, tutors, maids, senior caregivers, nurses and drivers in Thailand. The solution has led to reduced care work through provision of domestic services. This for-profit company intends to expand its services to the Philippines.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Infant-care (children younger than 1-year), Child-care (Ages 1 to 5), Child-care (Ages 6 and above), Elderly-care (Ages 60 and above), Care for persons with special needs (disabled / differently abled persons), Care for people with illnesses, Domestic services, Labour saving solutions
Activities in the care economy: Provision of technology & services that train/upskill domestic & care workers
Pathway to impact: Recognize, Reduce, Redistribute

Kingo

Headquarters: Guatemala

Country of Operations: Guatemala
Women owned / led: At least 30% women in senior leadership positions
About the organization: Kingo is a company that provides decentralized solar energy services to families and businesses in off-grid villages around the world, igniting their lives towards a better future. Its main challenge is to create disruptive clean energy technologies that are affordable to all families that need this service.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Labour saving solutions
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable time and labour saving technology and products (e.g. product that makes washing, cooking more efficient)
Pathway to impact: Reduce

Koltin

Headquarters: Mexico

Country of Operations: Mexico
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: Kotlin is an insurance agency that offers preventive and accessible health plans focused on people from 60 to 85 years of age. It seeks to help seniors prolong their independence while maintaining their physical and mental abilities. Koltin´s portfolio includes various services for adults, such as primary medical insurance, preventive counseling, and accident insurance. Koltin also stands out for its competitive fees that offer accessible and personalized services that suit seniors´ care needs.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Elderly-care (Ages 60 and above)
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable services that provide care & domestic work (e.g. affordable daycare services in rural areas)
Pathway to impact: Redistribute

Komodo Water

Headquarters: Indonesia

Country of Operations: Indonesia
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: Komodo is a for-profit entity that provides clean and affordable drinking water in villages of Indonesia. The entity’s services reduces the time spent on collecting clean water in rural regions.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Labour saving solutions
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable time and labour saving technology and products
Pathway to impact: Reduce

Koola Waters

Headquarters: Kenya

Country of Operations: Kenya
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: Koola Water is a for-profit company that focuses on manufacturing, distribution, treatment and packaging of pure drinking water in Kenya. Its products reduce the time spent by women to obtain clean drinking water in rural areas of Kenya.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Domestic services, Labour saving solutions
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable time and labour saving technology and products
Pathway to impact: Reduce

La Lavanderie

Headquarters: Colombia

Country of Operations: Colombia
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: La Lavanderie is a digital laundry service company that operates through its app to facilitate washing, drying, ironing, dry cleaning, and tailoring to its clients, all from their homes or office. “Launderers,” the trained staff in laundry services, pick up and deliver customers´ garments, and customers can pay in cash or by card.
Stage of Growth: Not available
Types of Services: Labour saving solutions
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable time and labour saving technology and products (e.g. product that makes washing, cooking more efficient)
Pathway to impact: Reduce, Redistribute

LavanderiApp

Headquarters: Mexico

Country of Operations: Mexico
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: LavanderiApp is a platform of high social impact that generates sources of self-employment for women through the provision of laundry services. It aims to reduce the amount of time spent on domestic services and to provide flexible jobs for women. They plan to expand through Latin America and to become a flexible and marked-based solution for both employees and clients.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Domestic services, Labour saving solutions
Activities in the care economy: Provision of technology & services that train/upskill domestic & care workers (e.g. technology that links employers to domestic/care workers)
Pathway to impact: Reduce

Lavapp

Headquarters: Argentina

Country of Operations: Argentina, Mexico, Other Countries
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman, At least 30% women in senior leadership positions
About the organization: Lavapp is the first App in Latin America that connects people with the best laundry stores in their neighborhood, allowing them to manage their orders from their smartphones without leaving their homes and with free delivery. Lavapp’s team’s goal is to become an economic alternative for thousands of people who need an additional income. They are addressing the challenge of the lack of affordable solutions to reduce the amount of time spent on care and domestic work, and the limited redistribution of care and domestic work to other actors in the care economy. The app has been recognized as a dignified and rewarding work tool that helped more than 100 families in 2020.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Domestic services, Labour saving solutions
Activities in the care economy: Provision of technology & services that train/upskill domestic & care workers (e.g. technology that links employers to domestic/care workers), Provision of technology, services & policies/practice that improve condition for domestic & care worker (e.g. apps that calculate decent remuneration), Provision of affordable time and labour saving technology and products (e.g. product that makes washing, cooking more efficient)
Pathway to impact: Reduce, Redistribute

Lavuro

Headquarters: Argentina

Country of Operations: Argentina
Women owned / led: At least 30% women in senior leadership positions
About the organization: Lavuro is a trusted community marketplace in Argentina that combines artificial and human intelligence to provide cleaning and other domestic services. Customers post their tasks to be solved by “lavurantes,” who generate extra income doing what they know best. Lavuro´s primary goal is to offer a product that resolves multiple issues in the range of the care economy so that their users have a multipurpose platform to find solutions to their care needs.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Domestic services, Labour saving solutions
Pathway to impact: Reduce, Redistribute