Restoring Confidence: Sheriff, Singapore

Restoring Confidence: “I lost a leg in a road accident in 2001. Previously, I was working in the shipping industry, but I couldn’t go back to it. Recovery was painful – not only physically, but mentally as well. I was in a very bad place. I actually suffered from depression after my accident, and I felt like I was an outcast from society.

But slowly, with the support of family and friends, I picked myself up. I hated being dependent on people and my current job helps me regain much of my independence. I’m able to earn a decent living doing a job that’s flexible. Flexibility is important as I get tired after being on my leg for a few hours at a stretch. With this job, I can go home, rest and resume working.

There’s also a community of delivery partners who are handicapped like me. They motivate me. When I’m down, I’m inspired by them as they continue delivering food with their wheelchairs and mobility devices.”

– Sheriff, Singapore

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented blow to the tourism industry, affecting the livelihoods of millions of workers. One of them was Komsan, an assistant chef in a luxury hotel based in the Srinakarin area.

As the number of tourists at the hotel plunged, he decided to sign up as a GrabFood delivery-partner to earn an alternative income. Soon after, the hotel ceased operations.

Komsan has viewed this change through an optimistic lens, calling it the perfect opportunity for him to embark on a fresh journey after his previous job. Aside from GrabFood deliveries, he now also picks up GrabExpress jobs. It can get tiring, having to shuttle between different locations, but Komsan finds it exciting. And mostly, he’s glad to get his income back on track.