Joy in Kindness: Siti Nurmala Sari, Indonesia

Joy in Kindness: “I am the family’s sole breadwinner as my husband passed away 4 years back, just before I joined Grab. This job has helped me pay my daughter’s college fee and I even covered part of her wedding with my savings. I have a lot of fun on the job as it has helped me to meet lots of people from different backgrounds. I once got a booking from an elementary student. We got talking and when I dropped him, he asked me if I could tutor him in maths as I had experience teaching my kids before. I agreed and went to his house to revise with him. Later, he called me to tell me he had nailed his test! I was so happy. It’s small things like this that counts in life!”

– Siti Nurmala Sari, 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.