Independent Woman: Fauziah Widiasara, Indonesia

Independent Woman: “I’ve been a GrabBike driver for 2 years. I joined Grab because of the flexibility of the job. I can spend more time with my loved ones. I also love it that I can be financially independent and not always depend on my husband’s income. As a female GrabBike driver, I feel safe enough to take passengers in the evening because fellow bikers look out for each other. I feel that I have ‘family’ wherever I go. One of my main challenges is that I do get rejected by some passengers as they do not want to ride with a female driver. But it’s okay – I will still give my best service.”

– Fauziah Widiasara, Indonesia

 

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.