A platform to drive the gig economy to fight against Poverty
A platform to drive the gig economy to fight against Poverty

This project has already launched.

Most of the world’s poor people in developing countries are self-employed because unemployment is extremely high and there are few opportunities for them to earn enough money through conventional means to escape poverty. As a result self-employment has becomes the norm and in most cases the only way for survival. This tends to be a day-to-day existence where if they are lucky to offer their services they will eat for that day, and that day only. A vast majority of these self-employed artisans have to rely on word of mouth to source new opportunities and clients, or depend on their faithful and loyal customers to give them work or referrals. Currently they have no means to advertise their skills or labour or to tap into the wider market to attract new customers. My Doorstep Now addresses this ever increasing problem. It is a new style gig economy platform that will enable these struggling freelancers, small business owners and the self-employed in Africa to advertise their services for a nominal, affordable fee and connect with their local communities to showcase their talents and skills, increase their clientele and boost their income thus; providing more opportunity for work and enabling them to live, rather than just survive and to adequately take care of themselves and their families.

 

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