Papabo Repair App Launches PapaCare to Support HK’s Vulnerable Communities
May 10, 2023
Hong Kong-based on-demand home repair platform, Papabo, has announced the launch of its new community care initiative, PapaCare.
Introduced by Papabo founder Andy Wong, the PapaCare project has a goal to aid 1000 homes within the year. Aimed at supporting the city's most vulnerable communities, whilst the Papabo app makes finding the right repair master or handyman for a home upgrade or fix, making the endeavour a more accessible experience.
"I was inspired to create PapaCare after encountering an old man sleeping in a McDonald’s. He shared that the air conditioning in his small home had stopped working, and he was unable to sleep comfortably. He did not have the means to arrange a repair. At that moment, I realised that many of Hong Kong's elderly are living in suboptimal conditions and that I was in a position to help," reflects Wong.
Users of Papabo can book qualified contractors and electricians through the app, with services ranging from simple tasks like picture hanging and plastering, to major electrical works and home renovations. All listed repair professionals are highly qualified and are also verified by the app.
The platform also provides customer care assistance for those with additional questions. Papabo's expert sifus will also be working with local non-profit Repair Givers, to assist underprivileged groups through dedicated home visits.
Papabo is Hong Kong's top-rated on-demand home repair and improvement services platform, established in 2022 by entrepreneur Andy Wong. With an increase in customers needing home repair services, Papabo aims to be Hong Kong's digital one-stop shop for home repair needs to pair users directly with capable industry workers.
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