The problem, in Spain550.000 single parented families in Spain in 2012;78% increase in the last 10 years;89% led by women (most are 36 to 45 years old);Approx. 30% of single mothers are jobless;Many live under the poverty line.
How is it experienced“I cannot be a good mother, nor a good worker.”“I cannot take care of my children properly, and I cannottake care of myself either.”“It is hard to coordinate my support network of familyand friends.”“I do not manage to get stable arrangements to managemy routine life.”
Main idea (nothing new)Two single moms raising children togethercan achieve more than one struggling alone.
Our original solutionWe provide support and services that connect women raisingchildren alone:CoAbode offers a “Mom-matching” web site to connect singlemoms interested in sharing a home by pooling their financesand resources to improve their living conditions for themselvesand their children.30.000 moms in the USA and Canada have so far participated.The key to success is getting moms whose interests andparenting philosophies are compatible to share a home andraise their children together.
How it worksMembership is free;Fill up a questionnaire;Search and find your “perfect match”.Meet up.Decide.Only in USA and Canada today. Global in Summer 2013.
DevelopmentsCoordinating single-mothers social networks;Circle of Friends:Environment to develop friendships, build community, exchangeresource information, provide shared childcare, carpooling and havevaried opportunities for social interaction;Circles of Strengths:Support system for single mothers who are facing specific challenges:divorce, learning disabilities, financial planning and management,relationship with former spouses, etc.Single fathers, coming soon.