About the founders
Meenakshi is a JNU alumnus. She had 25 years of work experience across organisations before she launched Helper4U as a Service of hiring Helpers. Punit is an IIT IIM alumnus with approx 27 years of experience before he co-founded Helper4U.
What is the problem you are trying to solve? Can you share with us any insights that led you to believe that this is a big enough problem?
ABCDE: Aya, Bai, Cook, Driver and Everyone similar Helpers in the unorganised sector face multiple challenges in finding jobs with dignity and ease. Due to lack of network and education, they get exploited physically as well as financially.
ABCDE go door to door in search of a job. This is not a good way to find a job for anyone. We found that women specifically have to shell out not only money but also undergo physical abuse in their search for a job. The numbers are huge. There were 10 million+ women working as just maids in 2014. On the other hand, employers for ABCDE also do not have direct access to the Helpers. Demand for domestic Helpers has actually undergone 222% rise during the past 17 years. So the problem is huge for both sides.
What is the uniqueness about your Startup?
We have created an employment exchange on mobile (simple mobile) for the ABCDE. They can get job opportunities, interview calls, as well as job related notifications in the form of sms and calls.
Read the full article here.