Your support + Super Babysitters = 120 families supported!
In Portugal, about 500.000 families do not have someone to regularly take care of their children while they are not at school. This kind of issue leads to serious professional problems, such as not being able to accept a permanent job or to attend classes in shifts with schedules not compatible with day-care centers/schools; and also to familiar problems, as parents lack time to replenish energy and become more stressed, having a negative impact in families self-esteem, familiar relationships and consequently on child development.
EXAMPLE: Joana and Bruno S – This couple migrated from Brasil to Portugal to take a chance at giving a better life to their 2-year-old daughter. They work at the same place, at night, 2 to 3 times a week and had no one to leave their daughter with, which was leading to an unemployment situation for both parents. They knew about Super Babysitters from their daughter's kindergarten and, since then, they’ve been recovering their work rhythm.
“Aunt Anabela (Super Babysitter) is the aunt that my daughter needed here in Portugal.” Joana S., Mother.
Super Babysitters was created to solve this problem through an online platform that connects low-income families to voluntary babysitters that take care of their children while these mothers and fathers attend their professional or personal commitments.
To date, Super Babysitters has supported close to 200 beneficiaries and performs about 100 babysittings per month. However, the project has grown and currently, we have about 20 families on hold, and it is expected that by the end of the year we will have another 20 families in this situation.
The families pay a symbolic value to access the platform (2€/h), which is not enough to cover the costs of the association with the maintenance of the service, so Super Babysitters now needs funding to be able to support more families!
With the 6,000€ raised we know that we will be able to support more 120 beneficiaries next year, people who will be able to work, study or make other commitments, knowing that their children will be taken care by our trusted Super Babysitters.
Super Babysitter Beatriz a dar o lanche a uma das crianças apoiadas
About the author
Super Babysitters comes from the action of its 4 founders, who realized that approximately 500,000 families with children in Portugal cannot afford a traditional babysitting service, which prevents them from meeting their personal and professional commitments. It is the solution of this problem that moves us!
Beatriz Vidal [Super Babysitter]
"Being a Super Babysitter is giving our time to those who do not always have the time to take care of their children. These families cannot afford a traditional babysitter and we are here to help them. The families are really grateful and we are very happy to be able to help." Beatriz is one of 250 Super Babysitters who defend our Super Families weekly. Beatriz is a dentist from Porto who lives in Lisbon and has already supported 2 families who needed her support.
Ana Bruno [Technology and Community]
"Being able to help all these mothers and fathers ensure a support network and be a part of this fantastic team is what motivates me to be part of Super Babysitters every day." Ana is a manager with experience in consulting and uses all the energy and joy she brought from Brazil to solve social problems and help others have the tools to do so. In addition to Super Babysitters, she is a volunteer of the MakeSense Lisbon team, a network that brings together social entrepreneurs to solve problems together.
Luís Fonseca [Strategy]
"Super Babysitters has been the most challenging experience I've ever been involved with! It is a great responsibility to be able to improve the lives of these families. We still have a lot of work to do but we know this is a big problem and we can take this solution to many different locations." Luís has a vast experience in management and an MBA from INSEAD, having worked in strategic consulting with McKinsey & Company. He is currently a member of the Laboratório de Investimento Social team.
José Filipe Silva [Communication]
"Nothing makes me happier than hearing our families talk about the impact of Super Babysitters on their lives. This and working with a fantastic team is what keeps me pushing for this cause every day." José holds a Master in Marketing (ESADE) and has been involved in several projects with social impact (Stone Soup Consulting, Momentum Project). He is currently working on the Impact Hub Geneva, in Switzerland.
Francisco Neves [Partnerships]
"It motivates me to use my energy to ensure that children are not an obstacle to parents accepting a new job or enjoying time alone. The opportunity to solve this problem with an entrepreneurial mindset is a huge challenge! "Francisco holds a master in Social and Solidarity Economy and has experience in social and community project management.
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