When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Cherry Ann’s father lost his job as a ride-sharing driver in Quezon City, the Philippines. Her family struggled to make ends meet for six months. Then, Cherry Ann learned that her father’s company, Grab, was looking for people to become Community Agents selling mobile data credits. This program, supported by our foundation, offered new agents training and a loan to start their own digital financial services businesses.

Cherry Ann signed up. Even without an official storefront, her business is growing, and she can support her family.

“To have your own business at an early age, you learn on your own,” she says. “It’s empowering because I can stand on my own two feet.”

To have your own business at an early age, you learn on your own. It’s empowering because I can stand on my own two feet.  
— Cherry Ann