Consistent Opportunities: Jonathan, Philippines

Consistent Opportunities: “I used to be a taxi driver. One of the most frustrating things about my former job was dealing with the Metro Manila city traffic, and not knowing if I will have a passenger or not. It felt like I had no control over how many jobs I’d get. So, 5 years back, I decided to try a better solution to this problem – I signed up with Grab. I no longer have to drive mindlessly waiting for a street hail or get into long lines at the taxi stand. Bookings come in through the app and I feel empowered because I can choose when I’d like to work. I earn more consistently now and I have lesser worries about providing for my wife and 2 kids. I’ve been saving up too. I’m lucky to be able to send my children to private high schools. My Grab earnings also helped me buy 4 new cars which I now use and rent out as part of my business.”
– Jonathan, Philippines

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.