Children, Mothers, & Families
Despite decades of effort and billions spent on traditional aid, about 7 million children will still die this year from mostly preventable causes. To address this human tragedy we don’t lack effective medicines or know how – we lack scalable, affordable delivery systems. Enter Living Goods.
Our agents deliver a wide range of low-cost products that save money and save lives. Products like anti-malaria treatments, clean-burning cook stoves, fortified foods, and solar lamps can dramatically improve the health and wealth of people who survive on just a few dollars a day. And the system creates a virtuous circle of impact – the more products an agent can sell the more time she will invest in her business and the greater impact she will have. That impact is at the core of what we do.
Our clients always tell it best:
“I met Zam two years ago when she visited my home, and since then I go to her whenever we get sick. The drugs she sells are very good quality. Whenever I call her, she comes to my house straight away and examines Ryan. Zam doesn’t charge any fees for the examinations, and her drugs are much cheaper. When Ryan gets malaria – which he does every month – Zam is five minutes away, and she almost always comes straight away. In the village, the treatment costs around 10,000UGX; Zam’s drugs are less than 2,000UGX.” - Aisha
“I use it [the d.light solar lamp] every day; it is a must-use product for us. I have five children and seven dependents, and they need a proper – and healthy – source of light to do their homework. With the solar lamp, they can read properly and it lasts for hours – they really like it, they want me to buy another one. Even though 110,000 UGX is quite an investment, I don’t think it is too expensive. Before, with the paraffin lamps, I would spend at least 15,000 UGX per week on fuel so the investment is quickly earned back. And most importantly, the room is no longer filled with bad smoke every night!” -Paul