Find the right person when hiring a cleaner gardener hairstylist

Use recommendations from your network to hire trusted, professional workers on your own terms. No fees or commissions, it's free.

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Find the right person when hiring a cleaner gardener hairstylist

Use recommendations from your network to hire trusted, professional workers on your own terms. No fees or commissions, it's free.

What is Umwuga?

Umwuga is a social community that connects you directly to trade and service sector workers. We make hiring as reassuring as texting your friends. Find the right worker for you through word of mouth referrals.

Hire Someone great in 3 Easy Steps

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Find the right person

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Have a chat

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Make an offer

How It Works

Find the right person

for your job quickly and easily by searching for a combination of:

  • The work you need done.
  • The skills that are essential.
  • The worker’s personality.
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Have a chat

or meet for coffee. Review their work and seek feedback from others. For some jobs, trust is the most important factor. Make sure they’re the right fit before you hire.

Make an offer

on your own terms. As the boss, you set the terms of employment and agree on them with the worker. Use your preferred payment method and avoid any commissions or fees.

Screenshot of an Umwuga chat conversation
Screenshot of an Umwuga member profile

Find the right person

for your job quickly and easily by searching for a combination of:

  • The work you need done.
  • The skills that are essential.
  • The worker’s personality.
Picture of a gentleman and a lady sharing a laugh over coffee

Have a chat

or meet for coffee. Review their work and seek feedback from others. For some jobs, trust is the most important factor. Make sure they’re the right fit before you hire.

Screenshot of an Umwuga chat conversation

Make an offer

on your own terms. As the boss, you set the terms of employment and agree on them with the worker. Use your preferred payment method and avoid any commissions or fees.

How We're Different

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Honest

The worker gets to keep 100% of what you pay. We don’t charge any hiring fees or commissions.

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Reassuring

Discover who your peers have praised. We highlight the candidates who have been vetted by trusted contacts in your network.

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More Relevant

We concentrate on what is important. For some types of work, job titles and work histories are less critical than things like trust, character, and competence.

Join the community that helps you turn your skills into a career.