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4 Things You Should Know About Happy Helpers

Maan Sicam and Joanne Bernardo-Endaya tell us more about their cleaning and organizing services

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Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo) and Maan Sicam and Joanne Bernardo-Endaya (Article Photos)

After struggling to finish our work at the office and spending three hours stuck in notorious Metro Manila traffic, we simply want to come home to the perfect place. However, many of us open the front door and see stained seats in the living area, dirty dishes in the kitchen sink, and an unreasonable amount of mess and clutter in nearly every part of our space. 

While we may want to clean and organize our home, not all of us have the time and energy to do so. If you need a little bit of help but you don't have an extra room or enough money for a full-time helper, you may want to consider a cleaning and organizing service! Here are the 4 things that you should know about Happy Helpers:

What is Happy Helpers?

Happy Helpers is a social enterprise that offers professional cleaning and organizing services and provides employment for women from Gawad Kalinga communities. Our Happy Helpers are happy, reliable, and trustworthy women from Gawad Kalinga villages.

 

Who are the partners and beneficiaries of Happy Helpers?
From the very beginning, we partnered with GKonomics, a non-profit organization that is Gawad Kalinga's partner in Social Enterprise Development. In fact, we would not be where we are now without them. As we are new to running a social enterprise business, GKonomics connected us to GK communities and provided us with full guidance and support.
Through GKonomics, we were able to find reliable and trustworthy women who have undergone values formation seminars. These women are unable to find full-time work because most of them are mothers who take care of their children and homes. However, they can still work part-time to augment their respective families’ income. We now have a regular pool of 12 mothers from three Gawad Kalinga communities in Taguig. 
What are the advantages of hiring Happy Helpers?
First of all, our women are reliable, trustworthy, hardworking, and very much happy to help! They are trained to be professional, they love what they do, and they can see the advantage of working with us. It is also a win-win arrangement because they can work while taking care of their own families.  

Secondly, Happy Helpers also offers convenience to a homeowner! As you may know, it is not easy to find reliable household help. Also, many people would rather not have a full-time stay-in household help. Our clients can simply call on us whenever they need help around the home.

Thirdly, Happy Helpers is a social enterprise that provides much needed jobs for Gawad Kalinga residents. We also support socially conscious business practices. In fact, we are the only cleaning company that uses Messy Bessy cleaning products. Messy Bessy is also a social enterprise that produces safe, non-toxic, biodegradeable cleaning products that are good for the planet.

What are your services and rates?
  • Deep Clean - for the general cleaning of the home, recommended to be done at least once every two months (P1,000 to P4,000+)
  • Subscription Cleaning Package – for those who want a flexible all-around help for the home (P3,000+, depends on the number of Happy Helpers and how often you want them to visit)
  • Post Construction Clean – cleaning of the home after construction and renovation (P20 per square meter)
  • Move-In/Out Clean – cleaning before and after turnover of the home to make it ready for occupancy (P25 per square meter)
  • Hyla Vacuum Package – an intense vacuum and cleaning of mattresses, sofa and other furniture (price depends on the item to be cleaned)

For more information on Happy Helpers, visit their Facebook page.

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