Inspired To Give Back

Inspired To Give Back: “I moved from Java to Kalimantan about 14 years ago to work as a guard at a shop, and a coolie, with the hope of providing my family with a better life. Last year, my friend introduced me to Grab and I took the chance to become a GrabBike driver. After a year, I started to enjoy my new routine. Last month, I decided to leave my job as a guard, and focus on being a full-time GrabBike driver. Every Friday, I give free GrabBike rides to customers. Some think that this is silly, but for me, this is the least I can do to help people around me. It’s also a way that I show gratitude for the blessings I have received.” – Darno, 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.