Together For You is training low-income women in Cairo to become certified elderly caregivers.

 

Facts & Figures
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  • Location:  Giza, Cairo, Egypt
  • Alfanar Investee Since: 2015
  • Total Alfanar Investment: £50,100
  • Social Impact: 218 lives impacted.

The Challenge 

Egypt’s social care system is failing the country's nearly 10 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.


The Organisation

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.

Ever since I joined Together for You, I have been on a journey of growth… I have gained a sense of maturity I would not have in another industry. I try to encourage other women to find their strength and believe in themselves too.

Viola, Together for You head trainer (former trainee)

 


Investment Focus

Alfanar's investment has enabled Together For You to greatly increase the number of women it trains and employs. Additionally, our management support has helped TFY to strengthen its core team and board structure, to improve its financial management and monitoring and reporting systems and to increase financial sustainability through income growth.