27 Jul HelperChoice: Hiring Platform for Domestic Helpers That’s Social and Ethical
Founder and CEO: Laurence Fauchon
Need a helper who has years of experience caring for a special needs child? Or one that loves caring for newborns? Can speak Arabic or cook Chinese food?
HelperChoice is a social platform that helps to ethically and legally match domestic help with families in Hong Kong, the U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Singapore.
For migrant domestic workers, paying five months salaries to secure a job is common practice. If they want to work overseas, agents require them to not only to pay, but also to take out hefty loans with loan sharks. French-born Fauchon, who resides in Hong Kong came up with the idea of HelperChoice when she hired her own domestic worker to have childcare so she could work outside the home.
She soon found out that her domestic worker had paid more than US $1,160 to secure the job with her and realized that despite new legislation and increased government supervision, nothing had changed.
HelperChoice provides a database of verified, profiles of domestic helpers so families can have the peace of mind that they are bringing the right person into their homes and lives.
Why we love HelperChoice: HelperChoice has helped over 5,000 domestic workers find jobs, without fees, which means domestic workers have saved a total of US $6 million.
Globally Spotted by: Priti Ambani