Feryl aims to provide safe uber service for woman, children


A WOMAN has started a taxi service called Feryl’s Uber to provide transport for women and children.
Freda Laka, 27, of Enga said she came up with the idea to provide a taxi service for women and children because of their safety.
“Today society is no longer safe for women and children hence with Feryl’s Uber service, our focus is to make them feel safe,” she said.
“We are women taking care of women in our service where we look after each other.
“We can also provide pick-ups and drop offs for school runs, workplace or other transport needs upon arrangements.
“These are common transport issues for many families but Feryl’s Uber got you covered with a friendly female driver.”
The 2020 Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Programme rated PNG as “unsafe for women and children”.
Alotau MP Charles Abel, the chairman of the special parliamentary committee on gender-based violence, said in Parliament last August that the report detailed how PNG women had been badly treated.
Laka agreed that it was what motivated her to start the Feryl’s Uber service.
“We came up with the initiative to provide this taxi service only for women and children.
“We are proud to offer our women a ride, where they feel safe.
“Our mission is to deliver a safe transport option to our women and children on a platform that is profitable to women drivers,” Laka said.