Single mothers have had to plough the soil harder during the Covid-19 pandemic which seems to have no ending in sight. It has been extra hard for them, especially for moms who have no fixed income or operating a small business.
Hailing from Penang, P. Gunasundari claims that the Movement Control Order (MCO) implemented last year has had a huge impact on her wages, making it difficult for the single mother of two to make ends meet.
As a result of the decline in passenger demand, the 31-year-old mother decided to make deliveries which has proved to be more profitable. She also expressed her gratitude that despite the pandemic, she still managed to sustain her family members by receiving a higher number of deliveries everyday.
“Being a working mom is not easy. You have to be willing to screw up at every level.” –Jami Gertz
Gunasundari joined the e-hailing service in 2018, getting more rides during peak hours these days from those commuting to and from work as well as those leaving their homes to run errands.
As for every public transportation service, she normally gets more passengers in the city’s higher permeability, such as malls, tourism areas, hospitals, and transportation hubs like bus and train stations.
Gunasundari is prove that single mothers can make a way where there seems to be no way.