How Home Services Start-Up Smart Maid Aims To Make This Informal Sector Recognised As A Professional Service

How Home Services Start-Up Smart Maid Aims To Make This Informal Sector Recognised As A Professional Service. Smart Maid is a division of Affluence Oak which was register to create employment using advanced technology. Affluence Oak was created to nurture technological talents, while ultimately providing technology solutions with the most innovative, creative and flexibles solutions as possible. Affluence Oak Holdings (AOH) was registered on 21 February 2019 with a B-BBEE certificate of compliance with the aim of applying technology to provide solutions to everyday human challenges.

Since its launch in Johannesburg, South Africa on 1 August 2020, Smart Maid has created employment for several maids and baby sitters who now take pride in their profession and from this point going forward it has successfully launched in Lagos, Nigeria. Smart Maid is professionalising the services people need in the house such as maid, babysitting, electrical work, plumbing work etc. The company aims to make this informal sector be recognised as a professional service all over the continent and ultimately the world. This objective will be achieved through the use of technology that enables the service providers to work at their own pace and the users to get services when required.

The Smart Maid app is such that it enables users to make requests on the touch of a button, where needed and when needed. For its client’s assurance, background checks are done on all its service providers to give users peace of mind. Each service provider goes through a rigorous training and induction program, as well as a police clearance check twice a year so users can rest assured that they will be safe throughout the service.

The company intends to make millionaires out of a profession that have been looked down upon and neglected by the society and its service providers serve with pride because of that vision. The company provides service providers that offer services such as Cleaning/Laundry/Ironing; Babysitting and Au Pair provider not using their own car and a provider using their own car.

By Thomas Chiothamisi

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