Moroccan delivery startup, Yassir Maroc, would hand over all income from sales made today by women who have listed their dishes on its platform via Association Solidarité Féminine (ASF). The startup would not also be taking any commission from such sales.
“On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Yassir Maroc has decided to help women in a precarious situation of the Association Solidarité Féminine (ASF), by allowing them to sell their dishes via the Yassir Express application,” said the startup in a statement.
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“Our goal is to allow these women to have more visibility to be able to make more sales and thus supplement their income. We will make all our service available to these women who are in a vulnerable situation. We will continue to support them, so that they can meet their needs and the needs of their children and become more active in the community,” said the director general of Yassir in Morocco, Rachid Moulay El Rhazi, in the statement.
“I take this opportunity to appeal for the solidarity of our customers. We hope that they can often place their orders with the Association’s restaurant to support these women,” he said. .
A Look At The Startup Yassir
Founded in 2017, Yassir was quickly presented as a serious threat to Uber in the Middle East and North Africa. Yassir is currently present in 30 cities spread over 3 continents (Africa, Europe, and North America). The number of its users amounts to more than 1,500,000 people and has 10,000 partners. In Morocco, the Yassir company operates in five cities and plans to expand its activities to several areas.
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Although an American company, each Yassir subsidiary works independently in its territorial management and in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in each country where it operates. However, it collaborates with the other teams of the Yassir network. The teams that each subsidiary has are 100% local and multidisciplinary.
In April 2019, Yassir occupied the 3rd place in the list of the 100 most promising startups in the Arab world at the World Economic Forum.
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