Uthabiti Africa

Company overview
Headquarters: Kenya
Countries of Operations: Kenya
Women owned /led: At least 30% women in senior leadership positions, At least 30% of women in board of directors
Year of founding: 2019
Number of FTEs : 5 to 20 FTEs
Legal status of the organization : For-profit

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Company overview
Headquarters: Mexico
Countries of Operations: Mexico
Legal status of the organization : For-profit
Year of founding: 2018
Number of FTEs : 5 to 20 FTEs
Women owned / led: Founder
Care economy activities and business model
About the organization:
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. The organization redistributes care and domestic work by coordinate collaboration among childcare actors, facilitates organizing of childcare entrepreneurs and service providers; as well as influences creation of an enabling policy environment that supports child care enterprises and the childcare workforce to thrive. In 2021, the entity has also set up a non-profit entity.
Activities in the care economy: Provision of technology, services & policies/practice that improve conditions for domestic & care worker
Stage of growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Type of services: Infant-care (children younger than 1-year), Child-care (Ages 1 to 5)
Number of customers (2020): Less than 1,000
Number of customers (2019): Not applicable
Number of customers (2018): Not applicable
Profitability status: Not profitable yet but planning to become profitable after 5 years
Revenue USD (2020): Information not available
Revenue USD (2019): Not applicable
Revenue USD (2018): Not applicable
Pathways to impact
Challenge addressed: Lack of recognition and action with regards to unfair distribution of care and domestic work, Lack of affordable solutions to reduce amount of time spent on care and domestic work, Lack of / poor remuneration for care and domestic workers, Limited redistribution of care and domestic work to other actors in the care economy
Pathway to impact - 4 Rs: Recognize, Reward, Redistribute
Populations affected: Unpaid care workers, Paid care workers, Paid domestic workers, Infants or children
Number of people served (2020): Less than 1,000
Number of people served (2019): Information not available
Number of people served (2018): Not applicable