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Ride-hailing firm picks children’s hospital as charity

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The Grab app has at least 20,000 users. KT/Mai Vireak

Ride-hailing firm Grab has decided to donate a portion of every ride taken to support medical care for children at the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital.

Wee Tang Yee, Grab’s country head for Cambodia and Thailand, said that starting yesterday until April 16, Grab will donate $1 from every ride taken with promo code KANTHA to the Kantha Bopha Foundation.

“Grab just launched in Cambodia a few months ago, but the company is already successful and has loyal customers, so now Grab would like to help Cambodian children by donating to Kantha Bopha,” he said.

Grab officially launched in Cambodia in December and operates in eight Southeast Asian countries: Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.

The Grab app will donate $1 from each ride to the hospital. KT/Mai Vireak

Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said it was kind of Grab to help Cambodian children. He said the Transport Ministry asked Grab to help Kantha Bopha after the company requested a licence from the ministry.

“Grab has from 20,000 to 30,000 riders and will donate $1 from each ride. The ministry supports Grab for choosing the Kantha Bopha hospital as its charity,” he said.

Kantha Bopha’s deputy director Denis Laurent said its hospitals in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap treated about 1,800 to 2,000 children per day and really appreciated the financial assistance.

“We are heartened by Grab’s support and the company’s mission to improve the lives of our people,” he said.

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