Kindershare was setup in the Inner West of Sydney by Vanouhi & Ara, parents to 2 beautiful girls.
The idea was formed while contemplating the state of our house one afternoon – a small, pre-federation cottage filled to the brim with near-new baby equipment. We’re not certain if we will have more children, so won’t be selling anything yet. While we offer items such travel strollers to friends when requested, there was no easy method of offering items to the general public to earn money until I need the items again.
We also regularly saw messages on mother’s forums online – people temporarily needing travel prams, cots, etc. – relying on the generosity of strangers to come to their assistance, however they had very low response rates. We also knew of quite a few people who had bought the wrong type of pram or baby equipment because they couldn’t take it for proper test runs. Personally, and from discussions with friends, we knew people were reluctant to share when there was limited trust and cover when things went wrong.
A lightbulb moment, and Kindershare was born. We all know it takes a village to raise a child, and Kindershare offers you that – a peer to peer marketplace for children’s equipment – connecting owners of baby equipment with those who need items on a short term basis.