I was contacted recently by Gonzalo from Hogaru.com, who told me about the origins of the business he set up with his partner here in Bogota, which I think many people living in Bogota might be interested in! He moved to Colombia from Spain in 2013, and wanted to hire a cleaner. I’ve heard many people complaining about how difficult it is to find a reliable, competent and trustworthy nanny or cleaner in Bogota, and Gonzalo encountered exactly the same problem. Beyond this, he found paying his first cleaner’s social security contributions complicated, and was shocked by the lack of job security these women face, particularly as many are single mothers.
Hence, Hogaru.com was born; an on-demand cleaning service in Bogota, Cali and Medellín. Hogaru selects, trains and formally hires all of their cleaning ladies.
By formally hiring the ladies, the company commits to paying them the minimum wage plus their social security (health insurance, pension and work liabilities), a bonus of at least one month’s salary per year, and other benefits such as small loans with 0% interest. Hogaru also provides their employees with a uniform and a smartphone so that they can always be contacted and can contact the office when they need to.
The service is targeted at expats mainly, and is gradually becoming well-known throughout Colombia. In terms of price, clients pay 60,000 pesos for an 8-hour service, or $45,000 for 4 hours if you buy at least 8 days of service. For one day, the prices are 72,000 or 55,000.
For more information, visit the website, or contact Gonzalo directly at email@example.com.