In Abuja, Nigeria, the women-only ride-hailing company HerRyde began operations.
HerRyde’s co-founders, Monsurah Oluwafuyi, Muhammad Muaza, and Kamaldeen Ibrahim, revealed that the platform’s launch intended to give female drivers and riders a safer alternative while generating employment chances for women.
In a statement provided to TechCabal, the founders claimed that the inspiration for HerRyde stemmed from their own personal encounters with physical, sexual, and verbal assault.
They had to develop a ride-hailing network just for female drivers and riders in order to protect their safety in an effort to stop this threat.
Due to its modest entrance requirements (as opposed to Lagos, where there is a considerable demand for multiple licenses from drivers and ride-hailing applications), Abuja was chosen as the first state to begin.
This is a fantastic establishment for a society where women are more likely to experience verbal and sexual assault from male drivers while on the ride.