Maan Dela Cruz Sicam

Maan Dela Cruz Sicam

Joyous Enabler of Filipina Mothers

Living abroad for a number of years inspired Maan Sicam to start Happy Helpers, a professional home-cleaning service enterprise based in Metro Manila.

Maan drew her strength from Oliver, her husband, and her team at Happy Helpers. She saw herself in the women that she worked with. “When you become a mother, you dream for your kids.” Her passion to make people’s lives better give her the courage and resilience to dream bigger.

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Living abroad for a number of years inspired Maan Sicam to start Happy Helpers, a professional home-cleaning service enterprise based in Metro Manila.

Maan drew her strength from Oliver, her husband, and her team at Happy Helpers. She saw herself in the women that she worked with. “When you become a mother, you dream for your kids.” Her passion to make people’s lives better give her the courage and resilience to dream bigger.

Work life started out pretty well for Maan Sicam—she studied hard and bagged a corporate job. A few years later, she got married and became a full-time mother. Everything changed when their growing family moved to London and then to Brazil.

In 2014, Maan and her family came back to the Philippines, and they’ve stayed put ever since. She wanted to continue living with the sense of “kami lang”—of only needing help once in a while. Back in Brazil, she had someone come over twice a week to help with household chores. This inspired her to create an enterprise that fit her needs, and in 2015, Happy Helpers was born. She turned it into more than just a business—into a social enterprise—because she could see herself reflected in the women in her team. “When you become a mother, you stop dreaming for yourself and dream only for your kids.” Maan would like these mothers to start seeing their value and aspire for themselves as well.

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Having seen how hard women work to do everything for their families and witnessing how Happy Helpers is building a tribe of like-minded women with more self-confidence, she is more motivated to do her part in helping other mothers become better versions of themselves.

Maan initially thought that motherhood and carrying out her duties as a wife would be the biggest hurdle she would have to face. In reality, that’s where she drew her strength. Maan is also grateful that her husband Oliver and her partners at Happy Helpers had her back.

Ultimately, it was living elsewhere that inspired her to do better and to do more for our country. Having seen how hard women work to do everything for their families and witnessing how Happy Helpers is building a tribe of like-minded women with more self-confidence, she is more motivated to do her part in helping other mothers become better versions of themselves. Now she wants to go big and go forward. She’s committed to her mission to reach and empower more mothers, whether with Happy Helpers or with other future endeavors. She admits that while what they’re doing might not change the whole world right away, it could definitely change the lives of families for the better.