When Rizky Aulia Hasyim walked on stage to receive her university degree, the pride she felt wasn’t just from having graduated cum laude from the Indonesian Islamic University (UII). When her father became unable to work, Rizky took it upon herself to put herself and her two young siblings through school as the family’s sole breadwinner, working part-time as a Grab driver.
The flexibility of the job was convenient for a university student. It was tiring no doubt, but the income she earned and the results of her hard work made all the long hours she put in worthwhile.
Stories like Rizky’s are becoming a mainstay today as more and more Indonesians are unlocking new opportunities in a new economy enabled by digital technology. This is an exciting future for Indonesia as the government continues to prioritize infrastructure development and digi...
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