Together For You
Together For You is training low-income women in Cairo to become certified elderly caregivers.
Egypt’s social care system is failing the country's nearly 9 million elderly people. At the same time, young people – particularly women – are desperate for the chance to earn a steady income. Together for You aims to provide affordable professional care for the elderly, and a new source of dignified employment for women.
Set up by grassroots leader Mariam Gaballa, Together For You’s 40-day training course equips women with the range of skills needed to become professional caregivers. Women who successfully complete the training are then placed in homes, with Together For You following up and monitoring their performance. With its committed management team and a solid business model that includes charging fees for its services, we are convinced that Together For You has strong potential for growth and replication across Egypt and beyond.
What we will do together
Alfanar will provide an injection of capital to allow Together For You to greatly increase the number of women it trains and employs. At the same time, in its pilot year of investment we will help it improve its financial management and monitoring and reporting systems, so it can grow sustainably.