Last August, ni-launch ng Foodpanda at EMC Prado Auto, Inc. ang Pay It Forward project kung saan binigyan ng opportunity ang ilang taong walang trabaho o nawalan ng work due to the pandemic. Alongside sa pagbigay ng foodpanda ng job opportunity, bibigyan ng EMC ang accepted biker applicant ng brand new bike para makatulong sa pang araw-araw.
Foodpanda and EMC Prado Auto, Inc. representatives giving new bikes and job opportunities to new foodpanda bikers
From people na tinanggal sa trabaho, students to frontliners, nabigyan sila ng opportunity to be a foodpanda biker and have their own bikes. After almost two months, mayroon nang 17 new foodpanda bikers ang natulungan ng project na ito.
Enrique Prado, President of EMC Prado Auto Inc. and Jao Manahan, Operations Manager of foodpanda closing the partnership.
“As a cyclist myself, I thought of the most efficient solution to help as much as I could and this is where our bike giving cause started. And with the partnership with foodpanda, we were able to provide brand new bikes and a job for each deserving beneficiary.” says by Enrique Prado, President of EMC Prado Auto, Inc.
“We all know how this pandemic hit us. We have seen businesses shrank or closed down. We have seen Filipinos struggle and cope up with the situation. This made us pull our sleeves to do something. We are grateful to have EMC on-boarded as one of our fleet partners because with them, we can make opportunities for these people who need this job to make a way for a living.” says Jao Manahan, Operations Manager for Community and Communications.
“These stories are truly amazing. Truly inspiring. I did not have any second thoughts about this. We said ‘why not?’ These people are mostly welcome to become part of our awesome rider community. We are looking forward to creating more jobs, more livelihoods and telling more stories. This is what makes our rider community interesting as always.” Manahan added.
“We want to help these individuals feed their families and get through this difficult time. Because we know that with every person that we help, we are also helping his/her family. And for me, there’s no better end goal than to have the chance to help such families. We just wanted to share our blessings and help as much as we could.” Prado added.
Ilan sa mga ito ay ang mga bagong Ka-Panda na sina Ka-Panda Lorenzo at Ka-Panda Jake. Dati silang nagtatrabaho sa food establishments na nagsara due to the pandemic. Sila ngayo’y magiging foodpanda bikers na ready not only to give the best to their families pero pati na rin sa kanilang customers.
In photos: Ka-Panda Lorenzo at Ka-Panda Jake
Kahit na maraming nangyayaring masama sa ating mundo, mayroon pa rin mga taong willing na tumulong sa mga nangangailangan out of love.
Maraming salamat, EMC Prado Auto, Inc sa pagiging hope sa ating mga Ka-Pandas!
Continue to spread kindness and always pay it forward, mga Ka-Panda!