Snupit Contributes to Social Relief Programmes During COVID-19

Local services marketplace, Snupit, is contributing to social relief programmes to support individuals, families and businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis in South Africa.

South African local services company, Snupit, is supporting a host of initiatives and relief schemes set up to provide financial assistance and give back to the community, as the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies in South Africa.

The crisis has contributed to widespread job losses, with many individuals and their families now feeling the impact of reduced incomes and increased rates of unemployment. In response to the situation, Snupit is actively engaged in a variety of programmes and has expanded social giving.

Supporting relief programmes
As case numbers started to rise in South Africa, many were left feeling the strain. In light of the situation, Snupit founder, Avinash Samlall, wanted to give back and help out. The company has donated to the South African Solidarity Fund and provided grocery hampers to vulnerable families affected by unemployment and financial distress. Snupit also offered a financial contribution to Food For Life to ensure families have access to a daily hot meal, and the firm has also donated stores of PPE to frail care facilities.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Snupit has also developed and adapted the technology usually used to help users find the best local professionals to create a social app to match families and vulnerable individuals with donors. The app is free to use.

Talking about the company’s actions, founder and CEO, Avinash Samlall, said, “There is no better time to give than now. South Africa has been built on the principles of ubuntu and we at Snupit are trying to do our bit to live this philosophy. It’s a privilege to contribute and to be part of this effort” Even under normal conditions, supporting the community is a big focus for Snupit.” Mr Samlall added, “This is our small way of helping people around us to find some calm and compassion for themselves and those around them in a truly trying time. Our lives are very uncertain, however, it’s at times like these when we feel it more than ever. We hope these small gestures can help look after the people around us.”

About Snupit
Snupit is a local services marketplace, which helps customers to find and hire skilled professionals in their local area. The innovative app matches users with professionals, such as plumbers, photographers and maths tutors with the relevant expertise, checking availability and providing pricing information. Founded in 2012, Snupit has expanded significantly, and it is now one of the largest local services companies in South Africa. Snupit came about when its founder, Mr Samlall, struggled to find a particular service online, even after searching for several days. Snupit is designed to make the process of finding and hiring skilled professionals quick and hassle-free. Today, the company covers over 600 categories and it has two million monthly users, with 350,000 local professionals and businesses listed.

Anyone who wishes to find out more about Snupit, or its COVID-19 relief efforts, is encouraged to use the following contact details:

Business name: Snupit
Press contact name: Avinash Samlall
Press contact address: 2 Sanders Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Press contact phone number: 010 541 0200
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Name: Avinash Samlall
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Address: 2 Sanders Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Phone: 010 541 0200

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