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Ruby Pandit

Name: Ruby Pandit

Age: 25


Ruby is married with 2 sons ages 8 & 4. Her husband is a mason and they live only temporarily in this village. His work brings him here for 2-3 years at a time and when they return to her home village they are there for about 2-3 months only. She has an 8th grade education and knows how to sew a little bit. 

She has been suffering with sicknesses – aches and pains. When she prays for others they seem to receive a quick answer but for herself it seems to take a while and it frustrates her. She did let us know that after reading Job, she was very convicted though and she is now content with her situation. She asks for prayer for her body to remain healthy.



It is often said, “If you feed a man a fish, you can feed him for a day, but if you teach a man how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”  

We look for avenues to equip women and men in poverty with the opportunity to start a business of their own that can help them provide fortheir basic needs of food, shelter, and education for their families for a lifetime. 

Their businesses also invest into large projects we are doing in their communities and throughout the world. 

In 2012 we launched our first sewing microbusiness training, teaching 21 impoverished women how to start a sewing business of their own. Through donations from Proceeds for Poverty and other one-time gifts, we buy a sewing machine and iron for each trainee. 

We train them in simple business principles and sewing skills that will help them begin a seamstress business in their communities and villages. 

We also train them to make products for GPPD that we will give away for a donation.  Once they earn a portion of the cost of their machines by making a few products for us, we then pay them for each additional product they make. 

The proceeds we receive from any donations for the products go toward a larger project to help people in poor communities throughout the world,  a fee for labor, shipping the product (if neccesary) and the cost of the materials.


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