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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Lazarillo

Headquarters: Chile

Country of Operations: Chile, Other Countries
Women owned / led: None
About the organization: Lazarillo is a Chilean app that helps people with visual disabilities to improve their independence with information on their routes to access physical or digital services. Lazarillo addresses the lack of affordable solutions to reduce the amount of time spent on care and domestic work by improving the well-being and independence of people with disabilities. They have benefited more than 400,000 people by delivering a simple platform that made it easier for people to have traveled more than 6000 times around the world independently.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Care for persons with special needs (disabled / differently abled persons)
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

LetMecare

Headquarters: Vietnam

Country of Operations: Vietnam
Women owned / led: None
About the organization: LetMecare is a for-profit entity in Vietnam that leverages a mobile app to match households and domestic workers. The entity’s services have reduced time spent on care work.
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: Reduce

Lively Minds

Headquarters: United Kingdom

Country of Operations: Ghana, Uganda
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: Lively Minds is a non-profit entity that ensures that children in highly deprived communities in Ghana and Uganda receive quality education and care in their early years. Working through government, the Lively Minds programme builds the skills and confidence of marginalised, rural mothers to run educational Play Schemes, and provide nurturing care for their children at home. This improves the quality of life and life-chances for rural children, whilst empowering parents and communities.
Stage of Growth: Established/Mature
Types of Services: 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
Pathway to impact: Reduce

LivelyHoods Kenya

Headquarters: Kenya

Country of Operations: Kenya
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman, At least 30% women in senior leadership positions, At least 30% of women in board of directors
About the organization: Livelyhoods Kenya is a non-profit social enterprise that provides last-mile distribution of essential items in slum communities of Kenya. Livelyhoods Kenya trains women who work as sales agents in the community. Through its intervention, Livelyhoods has enabled women to purchase products that have reduced their care work, including cookstove and solar lights. Adoption of these products has reduced household expenditures and drudgery for women.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Domestic services, Labour saving solutions
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable services that provide care & domestic work
Pathway to impact: Reduce, Reward

LivUp

Headquarters: Chile

Country of Operations: Chile
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman, At least 51% owned by women
About the organization: LivUp is dedicated to prolonging and protecting the vitality of the elderly. This Chilean platform promotes prevention to decrease the need for intensive care. LiveUp is addressing the limited redistribution of care and domestic work and creating affordable solutions to reduce the amount of time spent on caring f and domestic work. Between 2018 and 2020, LivUp has impacted 97 families with the innovative figure of autonomy’s promoter and by employing people over their 50s.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Elderly-care (Ages 60 and above)
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 services that provide care & domestic work (e.g. affordable daycare services in rural areas), Awareness raising on the care economy through marketing, information campaigns & programmes that raise awareness & increase motivation
Pathway to impact: Reduce, Redistribute

Lovecare

Website: lovecare.id
Headquarters: Indonesia

Country of Operations: Indonesia
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Lovecare is for-profit entity that provides child and elderly care services in Vietnam through a care matching and reservation system that connects families and caregivers. It increases access to work for caregivers, thus rewarding their efforts. The services also increases access to quality of care service for families, which reduces time spent on care work.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: “Care for people with illnesses, Child-care (Ages 1 to 5)
Child-care (Ages 6 and above)
Elderly-care (Ages 60 and above)”
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable services that provide care & domestic work
Pathway to impact: Redistribute

Made To Clean Pvt Ltd

Headquarters: Zimbabwe

Country of Operations: Zimbabwe
Women owned / led: At least 51% owned by women
About the organization: Made To Clean is a for-profit company that aims to standardize domestic work in Zimbabwe, by providing training and placements to domestic workers. Through its operations, it seeks to reward domestic workers for their work by increasing their skills.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Domestic services
Activities in the care economy: Provision of technology & services that train/upskill domestic & care workers
Pathway to impact: Recognize, Reward

mDoc Healthcare

Headquarters: Nigeria

Country of Operations: Nigeria
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: mDoc is a digital health company focused on providing people living with chronic disease with 24/7 access to integrated care support in sub-Saharan Africa. This for-profit company reduces the time spent on care work by supporting people with illnesses to manage their health.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Care for people with illnesses
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable services that provide care & domestic work
Pathway to impact: Reduce

Me Cuidas

Website: mecuidas.com
Headquarters: Colombia

Country of Operations: Colombia
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Me Cuidas is a company that offers flexible care services for children and the elderly, full-time or hourly. Me Cuidas cultivates families’ trust by hiring experienced caregivers with the skills and knowledge to provide high-quality services. Over the years, the company has collaborated with female heads of household, professionals, technicians, and students of careers related to the care of people, contributing to their personal and professional growth.
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), 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: Reduce, Redistribute

Mi Dulce Hogar

Headquarters: Mexico

Country of Operations: Mexico
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman, At least 51% owned by women
About the organization: Mi Dulce Hogar provides formal jobs for domestic workers in Mexico through a quick and efficient hiring process to recruit reliable keepers and cleaners. Mi Dulce Hogar’s work relies on three pillars: safety through a rigorous hiring process, quality training programs, and formal jobs that provide legal and social benefits. Their objective is to connect and formalize as many employees ad they can.
Stage of Growth: Established/Mature
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, Reward, Redistribute

Moner Bondhu

Headquarters: Bangladesh

Country of Operations: Bangladesh
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Moner Bondhu is a platform to provide care for mental health and well-being service in Bangladesh. Moner Bondhu provides care services through accessible, affordable, convenient professional counselling. It draws recognition to the mental health issues faced by people.
Stage of Growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Types of Services: Care for people with illnesses
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable services that provide care & domestic work
Pathway to impact: Reduce

MyNurz

Website: mynurz.com
Headquarters: Indonesia

Country of Operations: Indonesia, Thailand
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: MyNurz is a for-profit company that provides home care health services in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Its services consist of non-hospital care, care training and advisory services, through provision of nurses (specialist and general, practical nurse, nurse aides), physical, occupational and speech therapists. It reduces the care work undertaken by households through provision of home care providers. The company has completed over 40,000 caregiving sessions.
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: Provision of technology & services that train/upskill domestic & care workers
Pathway to impact: Reduce

Nanas & Amas

Headquarters: Peru

Country of Operations: Peru
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman, At least 51% owned by women, At least 30% women in senior leadership positions, At least 30% of women in board of directors
About the organization: Nanas & Amas connects domestic workers, such as babysitters, home helpers, and elderly caregivers, with families that require their services. This Peruvian agency aims to transform domestic work into a platform so that women who did not have the opportunity to do it at the time can grow, living the happy and prosperous lives that they deserve. Through its platform, Nanas & Amas work to promote domestic work and decent conditions as a tool to build prosperity for the people who do the work. The agency has achieved the approval of a law key to advance domestic workers’ formalization by granting economic incentives to employers. Also, they have started the Student Worker Movement, getting competitors to join them.
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), Domestic services
Pathway to impact: Reduce, Reward

Nannyfy

Website: nannyfy.com
Headquarters: Spain

Country of Operations: Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, other Latin America countries
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: Nannyfy is a platform guided by “nannies” that promote learning in children to assist parents through digital content. Nannyfy allows parents to offer an interactive and exciting experience for their children from 3 to 12 years of age with live videos that stimulate kids´ learning skills. Nannyfy´s services also include enterprises’ solutions to implement corporate activities with families and their children, among others.
Stage of Growth: Established/Mature
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

Nazava Water Filters

Headquarters: Indonesia

Country of Operations: Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman, At least 30% women in senior leadership positions, At least 30% of women in board of directors
About the organization: Nazava is a for-profit enterprise that produces affordable gravity based ceramic household water filters, replacing the need to boil water on wood or LPG. It reduces care work as women save 139 hours per year on boiling and collecting fuel using the water filters. Nazava purified water is 3 times cheaper than boiling and 9 times cheaper than buying water from refill-kiosks.
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

Niñeras MX

Headquarters: Mexico

Country of Operations: Mexico
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Niñeras MX is a team made up of women with the expertise and commitment to caring for children. They work with seriousness to create trust among families while creating a pleasant, reliable, harmonious, and respectful environment for children. Niñeras MX’s mission is to provide support and tools that develop confidence to parents and their kids.
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)
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, Redistribute

Niñeras Peru

Headquarters: Peru

Country of Operations: Peru
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Niñeras Peru is a team committed to caring for children with seriousness, responsibility, and commitment, without forgetting the learning and fun needs of the little ones. They are available to assist parents and families in events, hotels, restaurants, vacations, or households. Their trademark of excellence has yielded great satisfaction among the families they serve.
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)
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: Reduce, Redistribute

NurseNepal

Headquarters: Nepal

Country of Operations: Nepal
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Nurse Nepal is a for-profit company that provides nursing care in Nepal. It provides services for child care, maternity care, elderly care, recovery phase after accident, physiotherapy and regular check-up as well. Through its services, it reduces the burden of care work on households.
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 affordable services that provide care & domestic work (e.g. affordable daycare services in rural areas)
Pathway to impact: Reduce

Nursing Homecare BD

Headquarters: Bangladesh

Country of Operations: Bangladesh
Women owned / led: Information not available
About the organization: Nursing Homecare BD is a for-profit company that provides home care and nursing services in Bangladesh. It provides home care services for patients and elderly that need assistance for their daily needs. Its services include connecting mothers with nurses to give proper care and support to the newly born babies and infants at home. The company’s services redistribute and reduce care and domestic work within the household.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: 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 that train/upskill domestic & care workers (e.g. technology that links employers to domestic/care workers)
Pathway to impact: Redistribute

Okboy

Headquarters: Mexico

Country of Operations: Mexico
Women owned / led: Founded by at least one woman
About the organization: Okboy is a Mexican multiservice platform to manage domestic services quickly, efficiently, and safely. They offer multiple services, including house cleaning, among other household facilities. Okboy helps reduce the time dedicated to domestic services and provides flexible times to clients and employees, who get fair payment and good working conditions.
Stage of Growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Types of Services: Domestic services, Labour saving solutions
Pathway to impact: Reduce, Redistribute