Pinay worker thrives in Canada through her self-established sari-sari store

Who would say that a sari-sari store can only be found in the Philippines when this Filipina has been running the same type of retail store in Canada for how many years.

Yes! I kid you not!

Filipina entrepreneur Ruby Lubigan is now making waves as an acclaimed sari-sari store owner on Prince Edwards Island.

According to CBS News, with Lubigan's works and interests in entrepreneurship, she recently received an Emerging Business Award from the West Prince Chamber of Commerce. She was also recognized as part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Lubigan runs the sari-sari store in Bloomfield. She commonly sells Filipino food products to Filipinos residing in her community. Ingredients for dishes like adobo, pancit bihon, and sinigang are the most-sought products in her store.

Currently, the Filipina is working as a full-time employee at a bank. She first came to Canada in 2011 as a temporary foreign worker.

Before being a sari-sari store owner, Lubigan has experienced being a fish plant worker in a rural province and a full-time cleaner at a high school.

In 2018, she started her retail store in her living room before eventually expanding to a building constructed in her yard.

Source: Yahoo News

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