"We enable companies to understand marketing and distribution at their points-of-sale in new, richer ways."
Ruma Market Insight was born in 2012 out of Ruma’s challenge understanding its network of retail shops: existing data on traditional shops’ motivations and other business activities was frequently limited and basic. Ruma hired top market intelligence staff from industry-leading firms to conduct internal studies in order to better understand the Ruma network and continued to develop this market research function over time. Ruma began conducting market research for external clients with Danone/Sari Husada and today continues to work with top-tier FMCG companies, multi-national manufacturers, and social enterprise clients to provide deep, relevant analysis for trade marketing professionals and branch managers.
about PT Ruma
"Our mission is to increase dignity, access, and income for the poor through technology"
Ruma is a social enterprise started in 2009 that manages a network of traditional shops selling mobile phone airtime, processing bill payments, and providing financial services to low income Indonesians. Ruma’s network spans Java with coverage in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas and is served by a dedicated Ruma field force visiting shops on a regular basis. Ruma is backed by major local and international investors including Omidyar Network, Unitus Impact, and the companies of Endeavor Indonesia Board members and continues to grow across Indonesia.
Ruma started to by recruiting shops to sell airtime minutes using a basic monochrome phone.
Ruma’s business model of empowering mostly female entrepreneurs was recognized by Global Mobile Award as Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development atas keberhasilan Ruma dalam membantu masyarakat kecil memperoleh pendapatan yang tetap.
Ruma achieved multiple awards, including: CDMA Industry Achievement Awards, Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards, Ashoka Changemakers & eBay Foundation, Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, dan Global Social Venture.
Ruma launches it’s market intelligence service and bill payment application which runs on Androids and PCs.
Ruma participates in the Indonesian branchless banking pilot in partnership with Bank BTPN to provide financial services through its agents in limited geographies.