Lalamove is now on its 4th year in the Philippines with the primal goal of making deliveries fast and easy through same-day delivery. This year, with the many challenges that Filipinos have been facing, Lalamove’s goal is not just to deliver items, but also hope.
In the midst of a pandemic, several strong typhoons also devastated the country. These recent challenges urged Lalamove to launch their Deliver Hope campaign with the goal of raising enough money to help Typhoon Ulysses-affected communities. The company vowed to donate 10 pesos for every order made from November 16-25. Lalamove was able to raise Php 2,200,000 that will be donated to their partner NGOs, namely Gawad Kalinga, Caritas, and Kaya Natin Movement. The Deliver Hope campaign showed how technology can turn simple deliveries to something greater and beneficial to the community.
Technology has been playing a huge part in the lives of Filipinos. Lalamove’s partner drivers were able to continue operations during the early months of the lockdown and the logistics app functioned as an essential tool for every business and household in Metro Manila and Cebu. Until now, small businesses and home entrepreneurs rely on third-party delivery platforms to start or grow their business despite the ongoing pandemic.
Lalamove knew it was their civic duty to help numerous NGOs, companies, and organizations with their donations to front liners. As a company that was fortunate enough to survive the economic impact of the pandemic, Lalamove wanted to pay it forward and do their part in quelling the pandemic by helping move donations to hospitals and DOH facilities.
Despite having close to a hundred thousand drivers, Lalamove still had many communities to serve. This paved the way to their partnership with the Quezon City local government to onboard displaced jeepney drivers to their platform. Sir Ruben Lopez, one of the jeepney drivers who signed up for the project, shared with Lalamove his appreciation and how LalaJeep came at the perfect time. After three months of no income from transporting people, his delivery earnings help keep food on his family’s table.