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The Care Economy Knowledge Hub aims to address the knowledge gap around care businesses by showcasing various business models and creating a resource base for relevant stakeholders. It also aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge of the state of impact-driven care economy business models and attract a broad range of funders to invest in care economy solutions by showcasing opportunities.
These business profiles are intended to showcase potential investment opportunities. They have been created from information and data provided by the business itself.
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AgeWatch Africa Foundation – Kenya: AgeWatch Africa is a nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is to provide high quality care to the elderly in rural Kenya.
Aqua Clara Kenya: Aqua Clara is a non-profit entity that provide communities with affordable, easy-to use filters, so they can access safe water at home. Aqua Clara’s products are used by households, schools and health centres.
Bidhaa Sasa – Kenya: Bidhaa Sasa is a for-profit company that supplies a range of products to customers in rural communities of Kenya.
BURN Manufacturing: BURN is a for-profit company that manufactures affordable clean cookstoves for households in sub-Saharan Africa.
Earlybird Educare: Earlybird is a social enterprise that seeks to address the shortage of high-quality early childhood development (ECD) services in South Africa.
Emerging Cooking Solutions – Zambia: Emerging Cooking Solutions is a for-profit company that manufactures and distributes SupaMoto® clean-burning stoves and biomass cooking fuel for low-income urban families and businesses.
Green Girls Organization – Cameroon: Green Girls Organization is a non-profit organization that trains women and girls across African rural communities on generating energy from the sun and waste.
Institut Academic of Babies – Senegal: I.A.B is a social business that trains care workers in early childhood care in Senegal.
Imvubu Proyects Pty Ltd trading as Hippo Roller – South Africa: Imvubu Projects is a for-profit enterprise trading as Hippo roller. The rollers are an appropriate technology solution designed for tough rural conditions where access to water and water infrastructure is unstable.
Jazza Centre Limited – Kenya: Jazza Centre is a for-profit social enterprise that trains and places domestic workers in Kenya.
Kidogo: Kidogo is a non-profit social enterprise that improves access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care & education in Kenya’s low-income communities.
Livelyhoods Kenya: 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.
Sustainable Energy Technologies Limited (SETECH): SETECH is a for-profit entity based in Ghana that provides clean cooking and solar lighting solutions to households and women dominated agro-industries in rural and peri-urban communities.
Made To Clean Pvt Ltd – Zimbabwe: Made To Clean is a for-profit company that aims to standardize domestic work in Zimbabwe, by providing training and placements to domestic workers.
Powerstove Energy – Nigeria: Powerstove Energy is a social enterprise based in Nigeria that provides cookstoves and biomass pellets for clean household cooking.
Strong Start – Kenya: Strong Start is a for-profit company that provides caregivers and domestic staff in Kenya with technical skills training in early childhood development, household management, self advocacy and job search training.
The Baby Lounge – Nigeria: The Baby Lounge is a for-profit company that provides childcare services to parents of young children and training courses to childcare professionals.
The Mother Goose – Kenya: The Mother Goose is a community based organization that provides childcare and parenting solutions in Kenya.
Tiny Totos: Tiny Totos is a social enterprise that aims improve informal daycare by partnering with private, informal daycare entrepreneurs and delivering training and investment to upgrade standards, foster business sustainability and deliver improved care to children in Kenya and Rwanda.
Through My Eyes – Kenya: Through My Eyes is a social enterprise that trains and accredits caregivers to serve children with special needs.
Usafi Green Energy Limited – Kenya: Usafi Green Energy Limited is a for-profit company that manufactures and distributes cookstoves and biomass briquettes in Kenya.
Uthabiti: Uthabiti is a for-profit entity that exists to accelerate early childhood care, education and development (ECCED) in Africa. It accelerates access to quality and affordable childcare services for all.
Xalco Ltd: Xalco Ltd is a social enterprise that trains and certifies caregivers in Kenya and South Sudan.
ATEC: ATEC is a for-profit entity that provides sustainable, affordable and accessible clean cooking products for base of the pyramid households in Bangladesh and Cambodia.
Ayasan: Ayasan is a for-profit company that provides personnel for housework and care work to its customers, it is operational in Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos and Thailand.
AYAT Care – Bangladesh: AYAT Care provides personnel for care services which are tailored to the needs of the care receiver and includes health monitoring, mental health support and medical advice, in addition to traditional care for children and the elderly.
Eau et Vie: Eau et Vie is a non-profit that develops water networks in slum areas in Bangladesh and the Philippines to provide affordable and sustainable tap water at home.
Fair Employment Foundation – Philippines: Fair Employment Foundation has hybrid model that consists of a social business and a registered charity. It has a recruitment agency that supports fair and transparent international migration of caregivers from the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Folia Water – Bangladesh: Folia Water Global Inc. is a for-profit enterprise that provides affordable and effective water filtration solutions to low-income communities that lack access to clean drinking water.
HandyMama – Bangladesh: HandyMama is an on-demand home services platform in Bangladesh.
Happy Helpers – Philippines: Happy Helpers is a for-profit, women-led enteprise that provides domestic cleaning services to households and companies in Manila, Philippinnes.
Hasu – Viet Nam: Hasu is a for-profit start-up that provides digital healthcare solutions for the elderly in Vietnam.
HelloTask – Bangladesh: HelloTask is a for-profit online platform that connects domestic workers to potential employers in Bangladesh.
JupViec – Vietnam: JupViec is a platform that recruits, trains and connects domestic workers to customers in Vietnam.
Kiidu – Thailand: 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.
Komodo Water – Indonesia: Komodo Water is a social enterprise that provides access to clean and affordable drinking water in small islands and remote coastal areas of Indonesia.
Lovecare: 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.
Nazava: 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. Nazava’s headquarters are in Indonesia and it operates in Indonesia, Ethiopia and Kenya.
OneSky: Onesky is a non-profit that trains women operating daycares out of their homes in Vietnam’s industrial zones. OneSky also operates in China and Mongolia.
Phulki – Bangladesh: Phulki is the pioneer in establishing early childhood development programs in Bangladesh.
aeioTU – Colombia: aeioTU is a social enterprise that works with public and private actors to provide high-quality, comprehensive care and education to children throughout Colombia.
Asistta – Colombia: Asistta is a Colombian platform that connects health professionals with users who require home services, medicine administration, physiotherapy, respiratory therapy, psychological services, nutrition, speech therapy, and nursing. Around 90% of its workforce are women.
Best Care – Uruguay: Best Care is a for-profit enterprise that makes health care and wellbeing services accessible to all segments of the population in Latin America, regardless of income, age or health condition.
CACEH – Mexico: CACEH (Centro Nacional para la Capacitación Profesional y Liderazgo de las Empleadas del Hogar) is a Mexican non-profit organization founded and led by women who are former household workers. The organization promotes the professionalization of household workers and advocates for their rights.
Corporación Unión Cristal – IMA Limpia – Colombia: IMA Limpia is a social enterprise administratively and operationally led by women who have served as domestic workers, perform cleaning, care, cooking, and washing jobs.
Cuidarlos – Argentina: Cuidarlos provides innovative solutions for the care of the elderly and people with disabilities, connecting and managing families, patients, and caregivers in an agile, fast and safe way, without intermediaries.
Hadas – Peru: Hadas is a for profit digital platform that allows its customers to book hourly cleaning services according to their needs.
Hipocampus – Mexico: Hipocampus is a social enterprise that provides high-quality and affordable early childhood care and education for working families in Mexico. Hipocampus partners with employers to provide on-site childcare services fully aligned with parents´ needs.
Hogaru – Colombia: Hogaru is a digital platform that provides housekeeping, cafeteria and childcare services in Colombia.
Homely – Mexico: Homely is a digital platform that connects clients with a trusted cleaning professional for their home or office more easily, quickly, and securely.
INNOVERDE – Guatemala: INNOVERDE is a social enterprise that seeks to reduce the gap in access to drinking water among families suffering water scarcity. Their model assesses the lack of affordable solutions to reduce the time spent on domestic work.
IPROFOTH – Peru: IPROFOTH is a Peruvian organization made up and directed 100% by women domestic workers. They offer nursery services for caring for and stimulating children of care workers.
Isla Urbana – Mexico: Isla Urbana strives to make rainwater harvesting an autonomous, sustainable, and resilient alternative for the water supply of the most vulnerable.
LavanderiApp: LavanderiApp is a Mexican for-profit enterprise and community-based online platform, offering laundry services through the utilization of a sharing economy business model.
Lavapp: Lavapp is a for-profit company based in Argentina that provides laundry delivery and dry cleaning services throughout 4 Latin American countries: Argentina, Ecuador, México, and Paraguay.
Lazarillo -Chile: 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.
LivUp – Chile: LivUp is dedicated to prolonging and protecting the vitality of the elderly. This Chilean platform promotes prevention to decrease the need for intensive care.
Symplifica – Colombia: Symplifica is an innovative platform that seeks to provide social security and extralegal benefits to domestic workers and nannies.
Tierra Grata – Colombia: Tierra Grata is a for-profit social enterprise that develops and implements energy, water, and sanitation solutions for rural villages in Colombia.